For all those with ophidiophobia, or a fear of snakes, don’t worry, this post has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the creepy, scaly reptile! However, it does have everything to do with a pretty sweet ball skill that enables you to imbalance your defender and create space for a shot or cross. To execute a snake you need to take a quick touch with the inside of your foot, followed by a more explosive touch with the outside of foot, all in one complete fluid motion. If it’s done properly the ball will take the motion of a slithering snake: hence the name! Overwhelmed yet? You should be. This is one of the most challenging attacking moves to master, but it can be extremely effective.
This video is a great portrayal of the snake in action!
Here’s a recap on facts about this move:
Definition- an attacking move in which you take a quick touch on the ball with the inside of your foot, followed by a more explosive touch with the outside of foot, all in one complete fluid motion.
*This move can also be done in reverse. In this case you would start with a quick touch on the outside of your foot, and follow with a more explosive touch with the inside of your foot.*
Uses- imbalance a defender, create space for a shot or cross
Synonyms- in and out
Difficulty: 10 out of 10