Outside Cut - Crossing - Change of Direction - 1v1 Moves for U8-U9
A defender coming in from the side can be surprised by turning in the direction the defender is coming from. The Outside Cut is a highly effective move suitable for the age group U8-U9 and up.
A gentle cut with the outside of the foot is all it takes to change the direction of the ball.
This move builds on:
- Take Outside Cut (Static Ball Control Drills for U8-U9).
- Take Outside Cut (Cones Dribbling Drills for U8-U9)
- Outside Cut Turn (Crossing Skills for U10-U11)
- Take Inside Cut (Static Ball Control Drills for U8-U9)
- Take Slap Cut (Static Ball Control Drills for U8-U9)
When starting with the right foot:
(Switch left and right below when starting with the left foot)
- Dribble with the right foot.
- Keep an eye on the defender coming from the side (left).
- Close in on the ball.
- Cut the ball with the outside of the left foot.
- Take the ball and accelerate away from the defender.
Things to watch out for:
- Cut with a firm touch on the side (bit to the back) of the ball. The cut needs some feeling. Too much cutting and the ball moves in the wrong direction and/or jumps away uncontrollably.
- Cut the ball parallel to the path of the incoming defender.
- Give the ball the correct speed and direction for a fast acceleration away from the incoming defender.
- Keep the ball relatively close when performing the cut for optimal precision.