Snake

Posted: April 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

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

Happy Practicing!

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Comments
  1. anonymous says:

    When the video is playing, hold the left arrow key. When it gets to the very beginning of the video, while still pressing the left arrow key, press the down arrow key. Now you can play the game snake while watching the video!

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