How to Dribble a Soccer Ball : How to Do a Matthews Turn in Soccer


Hi! I’m Mark Wilson with United Soccer Academy.
We are here with Expert Village, and we are talking about dribbling. And today we are
going to have a look at turns and moves to beat an opponent. We are going to look at
a turn called the Matthew’s turn. This turn I’m showing gets around our defender by taking
the defender on, dropping the shoulder and pushing the ball pass the heel side of the
defender into space. We can see that again. With the ball we the defender, we switch the
ball from one foot to the other, and then we push the ball pass their heels and accelerate
into space. It’s the Matthew’s turn. Coaching point for a player is that we must drop our
shoulder as we lead into the challenge, and then we switch to the opposite foot, taking
the ball past the heel for the defender, and accelerating into space.

Antonio Breitenberg

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