5 videos of effective moves to beat defenders

by Pablo M20th May 2020

The most effective dribbling skills are actually quite simple. You only need to know a few effective moves to beat defenders. In this post we selected step by step videos from popular youtubers that will help you to improve your game.

Matt Smith from Epic Soccer Training

Matt is an AllState football player in the state of Florida and went on to play college soccer. He continued his football career beyond college by playing for a semi-professional team in Florida. He is the author of the best-selling soccer training program, “Epic Soccer Training”

In this video Matt shares 3 moves from basic to advanced:

  • Inside-outside cuts, also known as chops
  • The Cruyff
  • Scissors
Check other videos from Matt here

Matt Sheldon’s from Become Elite

Matt is a professional soccer player. His channel features tips and drills to improve players skills and the behind the scenes of the life of a football player.

In this video Matt describes how to position your body as you approach a defender before even attempting any of these 3 moves:

  • Stepover
  • Drag and go
  • Maradona
Check Matt’s channel here.

Michael Lewis Cunningham (7MLC)

Michael is a professional footballer who has played on 4 continents around the world in a variety of formats. In his YouTube channel, Michael shares his personal training methods as well as advice that he received from coaches and colleagues.

In this video Michael shares 5 moves:

  • Body feint
  • La Croqueta
  • Sombrero
  • Fake shot
  • Challenge Skip
Check Michael’s channel here.

David McEwen from SimplySoccer

In his channel, David has an holistic approach to football skills. Therefore, his videos showcase various football moves and also discuss mindsets that encourage progression in life.

His effective moves to beat defenders include:

  • Fake shot
  • The Cruyff
  • Stop & Go
  • La Croqueta
  • Ronaldo chop
Check David’s channel here.

Kaden Brinkman from AllAttack

Kaden teaches you the skills needed to be a dangerous attacker and does a great job on showcasing these skills in the context of professional football matches.

This video doesn’t cover dribbling moves like the previous videos. This video is all about first touch:

  • Touch turn
  • Behind the leg
  • Fake & Touch
  • Chest Touch
  • Sombrero
Check Kaden’s channel here.