Spin Pull Turn (Zidane) - Crossing - Change of Direction - 1v1 Moves for U10-U11

Spin Pull Turn (Zidane) - 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. This Pull Spin Turn (aka Zidane Roulette) is a highly effective move suitable for the age group U10-U11.

The change of direction of the ball is obtained by turning away from the defender while shielding the ball.

This move builds on:

When starting with the right foot:

(Switch left and right below when starting with the left foot)

  1. Dribble with the left foot.
  2. Keep an eye on the defender coming from the side (right).
  3. Close in on the ball.
  4. Step on the ball with the sole of the right foot to stop it.
  5. At the same time:
    1. Rotate the body 135° to the left.
    2. Reposition the right foot behind the ball (right of the ball after the turn).
    3. Put the left foot on top of the ball.
  6. Pull the ball with the left foot backwards.
  7. Turn another 180° to the left to complete the 315° turn.
  8. Take the ball and accelerate away from the defender.

Things to watch out for:

  1. Know how much to turn in order to be able to use a straight pull to go in the right direction.
  2. Know where to place the support foot after the turns to have the ball right in front of the foot to pull or take the ball.
  3. There is no time to think about using the right or left move. It should be an automatism.