Fake-Out Drills Everyone Should Know

Here are a few fake-out skills that every player should know, and all are individual drills. The drills should be repeated by swiching what foot does what. I have described them using the right foot as the dominant foot.

Zig-Zag

The player stands behind the ball and pushes the ball with the laces of the right foot to the right side. The player then stops the ball and steps beside it with the right foot, and uses the outside of the left foot to push the ball in the other direction.

Slice

The player stands behind the ball and passes the right foot over the ball, slicing it in half, and steps beside the ball with the right foot. The player then uses the outside of the left foot to push the ball in the other direction.

Reverse

The player stands behind the ball and rolls the ball three times with the sole of the foot back and forth. On the third time the player pulls the ball behind them and turns around, keeping themselves facing the ball.


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