Five Useful Soccer Tricks

Body feints and scissors aren’t the only soccer tricks you see in a professional soccer match anymore. More and more soccer players use tricks and special moves to increase their game. But what are the best tricks to use in a match?

I’ve made a list of 5 very useful soccer tricks. These tricks are generally used to beat your opponent.

1 – Scissor

Although the scissor trick is very old, it’s still very effective. Your opponent needs to concentrate fully on the ball to tackle you. But that’s very hard when you perform a good scissor.

Besides that, the scissor is a great move to combine with another trick. Start with a scissor and follow up with a feint shot, for example.

2 – Step Over

The Step Over is a very effective trick once you fully master it. You use it to send your opponent the wrong way, or to buy yourself some time and space.

The Step Over can be widely used. You can use it while dribbling, but also when standing still.

But you can also customize the move itself. For example, try a double Step Over by ‘stepping over’ with your right foot and then your left. Or do a Step Over Turn, this is very useful for a defender that comes near his own back line with an opponent behind him.

3 – Cruyff Turn

In my opinion, the Cruyff Turn should be in all these type of lists. This soccer trick is very easy to learn, easy to execute and very effective.

Since Johan Cruyff introduced this soccer trick, lots of other soccer players started to use this trick, other came up with a variation. That brings me to another big advantage of this trick: you can customize it. Make this trick your own by giving it your own twist. Be creative!

4 – Marseille Turn

The Marseille Turn looks like a show off trick, but it’s actually very useful. Just make sure not to to overuse it. This could annoy your opponent.

Imagine you’re dribbling. By accident, you touch the ball a bit too hard. Your opponent goes for the ball. This is the perfect moment to use the Marseille Turn. With the Marseille Turn you throw your body between the ball and your opponent. In addition, you even beat your opponent and continue dribbling.

5 – Shoulder feint

This is a less known move but still very useful. It’s the easiest move on this list. So make sure to add this to your game, no matter what your position is.

This is one of the most used soccer tricks. You use it to put your opponent on the wrong foot.

This trick requires almost no technique, all you need is timing and experience. Just like many other easy tricks, you can adjust this trick to your own needs or follow up with another trick.

These 5 tricks are very useful in matches. Except for the Marseille Turn, they’re not very hard to learn and apply.

Don’t underestimate it though. The best advice I can give to soccer players who want to use tricks, is that it requires time and experience to apply soccer tricks successfully.

Practice these tricks and keep practicing them. You’ll see that after a while, you start using tricks in reactions to the actions of your opponents. You don’t have to overthink them as much as in the beginning. Good luck!

Tim G.

My name is Tim and I life in the Netherlands. I wrote this article for my website

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