Drill your young players in the soccer skills of turning while keeping control of the ball to get away from the opposition.
Drill tips to turn like Cruyff
To coach this skill, which is obviously named after the brilliant Dutchman Johan Cruyff, get your players to give the move plenty of practice, use lively feet and they will soon be the envy of their team-mates.
This drill is great for learning to lose an opponent.
- Shape your body as if you were going to pass or cross the ball.
- But then drag the ball behind your standing leg with the inside of your foot.
- Turn your shoulders and your hips so that you are back in line with the ball, then race away.