Rec Player Resources

Check back for more additions over the coming weeks!

1. BASIC FOOT SKILLS

Great basic foot skills! Start slow and build speed as you get better! And you don't even need a soccer ball to do it! ANY ball will work. 

Many of the same moves, but done more quickly and without as much explanation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRnRYHPKKcQ

2. MORE ADVANCED FOOT SKILLS - still indoors, still alone (but slightly more risk of marking up a wall).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=404&v=CgsymJy0RJk&feature=emb_logo
This one is stellar! A whole work-out within a one-yard square space!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWyARmm54k 

This is cool in that it is an adult male doing “5 turns to escape pressure” on fake grass inside what looks like a tree house! Very mellow music.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeMYh7roBjk Part 1 (new)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuF_gM2S7rk Part 2 (new)

These are all good but don't explain as much. You have to have at least some understanding of how the move works in order to learn it.


3. MORE ADVANCED GAMES - OUTDOORS but still alone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K12-YuZPJk
His “cones” and “speed ladder” are a bunch of plastic bottles! You could also use old t-shirts, sticks, anything that will stay still.

 

https://www.redbullsacademy.com/training/player-tools/skills-challenge/ 


4. GAMES WITH A WALL – OUTDOORS walls, not inside walls!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoJ5dsFz59s
Wall workout. Starts from basics and moves up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7xbhdH5fsc 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch7-i_-jhjM (NEW)

Good in that it is high-level, but then slows down to show you how it works. Like many of these, assumes a basic understanding of the move.

Similar! Less explanation. More mellow. Shows, then shows slo-mo.

Rec GK Activities


5. LEARN HOW TO JUGGLE A BALL!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krSBbunxdUg  

Smart, clear, very basic. Great starting point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTp7EhcGl5M  

Excellent at the basic mechanics, explains clearly and slowly where to put your foot on the ball, how to stand, where to pull, etc. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqwuz0N8LeE   (New)

Also good but doesn’t start at the very beginning.


6. MORE ADVANCED SKILLS!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP5KEKZN2ww  
Helpful in that it shows how moves look, then break them down. As with all this, you need some basics but this is a good shot at a wide range of fakes. Step-overs! Double step-overs! Cruyffs! Double Cruyffs!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq8yGgtKwfI   

“Ten really simple turns!” – uh, not so simple, really but all worth learning.  BUT really clear: shows it, shows it slo-mo, THEN STOPS and does it again step-by-step. EXCELLENT in that they break it down really well. This is section 1 at a higher level, with more options. 

 


 

7. RANDOM HIGH-LEVEL STUFF THAT IS FUN TO WATCH OR FOR OLDER PLAYERS

Your player might enjoy watching these and trying them at home. Not sure they are all feasible for the average Rec player but fun to try!

Moves to work on 1 vs. 1 Activity

The Lunge, Stepover, Scissors, The Roll and inside & outside moves (New)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaVjCK_ExgI  

Shoulders, The lift, Fake Shots, Half Moon, Inside-Inside moves (New)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlqzSTigJ4Q  

The Matthews Scissors move 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1L5J-ijILQ  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqDfXbgyJdg   

 

The Stepover moves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orxGHELKx5A  

 

Famous soccer players move 

 

Giggs's move

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP7BMY_adqU  

Hazard's move (New)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V4ggRPQoTs  

Iniesta's move (New)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb0zVB-mLFg