REC Skills of the week: SCISSORS and PUSKAS (V-turn)

Monday, April 15, 2024



Lunge type move using an inside to outside stepover.  Start dribbling with the ball between your feet.  Plant your right foot next to the right side of the ball and swing your left leg around the ball in a counterclockwise arc, from the inside (right side) of the ball to the outside (left side) of the ball. This is an "inside to outside" stepover with the left foot.  Then plant that left foot down and take the ball back to the right with the outside of the right foot. Accelerate! 

There are two versions of this scissor type motion.  The one described above when the stepover move goes out and around the the front of the ball is a "front side scissors".  You can abbreviate this motion and do the stepover motion mostly behind the ball and it is a "back side scissors".  They both work well if you don't just swing your legs around but actually try to fake the change in direction.

Learn how to do the Scissors Move - Football Soccer 1v1 Tutorial

How to Do the Scissors | Soccer Lessons

Footwork Moves - Tennessee State Soccer Association

PUSKAS... PULL V's, PULLBACK 'V', 'V' turn
Push the ball forward and pull it back the sole of the foot while turning and then take the ball with the inside of the same foot.  The key to this move is turning your hips to follow the ball as you roll it to the outside and slightly behind.

Learn PUSKAS SKILL - Football soccer skills

Puskas - Legends' Skills

Puskas V turn / V-cut skill tutorial

Ferenc Puskás (2 April 1927 – 17 November 2006) was a Hungarian footballer and manager, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.  He is the son of former footballer Ferenc Puskás Senior.  A prolific forward, he scored 84 goals in 85 international matches for Hungary, played 4 international matches for Spain and scored 514 goals in 529 matches in the Hungarian and Spanish leagues.  He became an Olympic champion in 1952 and led his nation to the final of the 1954 World Cup where he was named the tournament's best player.  He won three European Cups (1959, 1960, 1966), 10 national championships (5 Hungarian and 5 Spanish Primera División) and 8 top individual scoring honors. In 1995, he was recognized as the top scorer of the 20th century by the IFFHS.

Ferenc Puskas Goal - England 3 Hungary 6 - Friendly (25/11/53)

Ferenc Puskás - Goals & Skills

Ferenc Puskás, The Galloping Major [Goals & Skills]

The Five Fundamental Soccer Moves and the Footwork Behind Them

  • Lunge
  • Stepover
  • Scissor
  • Roll
  • Inside - Outside

Kicking is NOT a Soccer Skill


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