Stepover Outside Cut - Crossing - Change of Direction - 1v1 Moves for U10-U11
A defender coming in from the side can be surprised by turning in the direction the defender is coming from. The Stepover Outside Cut is a highly effective move suitable for the age group U10-U11 and up.
A fast compact stepover with a more aggressive 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 Stepover (Static Ball Control Drills for U8-U9)
- Take Outside Cut (Cones Dribbling Drills for U8-U9)
- Double Outside Cuts Stepover (Cones Dribbling Drills for U10-U11)
- Take Stepover (Cones Dribbling Drills for U10-U11)
- Double Tick Stepover (Dynamic Ball Mastery drills for U8-U9)
- Stepover (Feints and Fakes for U8-U9)
- Outside Cut Turn (Crossing Skills for U10-U11)
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.
- Perform a fast and compact stepover with the left foot.
- Immediately after, cut the ball with the outside of the left foot.
- Take the ball and accelerate away from the defender.
Things to watch out for:
- This stepover requires a more aggressive change of direction.
- Use the forefoot of the support foot to be able to pivot swiftly.
- Keep the stepover compact for a fast change of direction.
- Bend through the knees to lower the centre of gravity.
- Stay well clear of the incoming defender while crossing him.
- Give the ball the correct speed and direction for a fast acceleration away from the incoming defender.