Skill Videos

Stanley Matthews

The Stanley Matthews is a great 1v1 skill for faking out the defender when you have lots of space and time in the open field. It’s a two-touch move that involves dribbling at the defender with the inside of your foot, then switching to the outside and making as fast getaway that leaves them off-guard and flat-footed. The key is to sell the fake with your eyes and shoulders so that you can really explode with the ball. All great players use this move more than almost any other.

Behind Foot Flick

It’s easy to gain an offensive edge with a behind the foot flick technique that’s all about taking the defense by surprise. Use this skill ideally when your back is in the direction where you want to go. Start by letting the ball roll past your plant leg before receiving it, and then flick it to another player at the last possible moment. The longer you wait, the more surprised a defender will be so patience really is key. You can also add some extra flair to the deception of those unsuspecting defenders by looking in the opposite direction as you flick.