How To Play Winger in Soccer

How To Play Winger in Soccer

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Academy, Jared Montz, OSA What’s going on? Little dap. It’s Jared
Montz former pro and founder of We help players improve. Subscribe to our
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much more delivered to your email on Tuesdays! Today we are learning how to play outside
midfield. The winger position! This video applies to left and right wing. Wingers should get assists, score goals and
help on defense. They should also be fit and fast. Yes, you can play wing without being
fast, but this is the one position on the field where it is a HUGE benefit to be fast. A good mantra for a winger could be, “I
create chances for my teammates and work hard to get up and down the line.” This OSA video is sponsored by Believe in
it® Apparel. Our mission is to inspire athletes that if you Believe in it® and back that
up with hard work, anything in life is possible. Shop at and be a Believe
in it® Athlete! There are many different parts to playing
on the wing. This video will cover a few general ideas on how to play the position, things
to think about and an exercise to practice. Tip #1
Cross early! So many wingers hold onto the ball too long instead of crossing early. When you cross early, there is usually more
space to cross into, the timing of your forwards’ runs are better and it increases your chances
of them scoring. Versus crossing late when there isn’t as much space to cross into. Tip #2
Know when to tuck in and when to get wide. If you are the right winger and the ball is
on the left then tuck inside about 10-20 yards. As the ball starts coming back across the
field towards you, then get back wide to open up and create space. Tip #3
Take players on! When you are in your attacking third and it’s just you and a defender take
them 1v1. Master 1-3 moves that you will use regularly.
Sometimes the best move is to simply dribble inside, cut outside, take a big touch past
your defender and sprint after it. For tips on Attacking moves watch these OSA
videos. On the flip side if you have 3 defenders to
beat, that is not the best time to dribble at someone. In that situation pass it off.
Recognize your surroundings. Tip #4
Get back on defense! Yes, the wing position is exhausting. You bomb forward, you might
not get the ball and then you have to get back on defense. I know that’s tough, but
get back on defense! Tip #5
Tip #4 brings me to Tip #5 – Be fit! Add Tempo runs to your fitness training. Learn how to do Tempo runs here Tip #6
Sometimes dribble inside instead of always dribbling down the line. By dribbling inside this frees up space for
your full back to overlap you. Plus cutting inside creates different passing angles. Watch this OSA training video on how to create
passing angles while dribbling. Tip #7
Be a late runner at the back post! If you are the left winger and your right winger
is about to whip in a cross don’t run into early for their cross. Delay your run at the
back post. This way if the ball does come to you it’s easier to run forward to get
it and shoot. Versus running backward to chase down a cross that went behind you. Tip #8
Cut it back! If you are on the end line and need to get a cross off, don’t kick it across
the goal because there is a high chance the goalie will get it or it will go to a defender.
Instead cut it back to a trailing runner around the PK spot. Exercise Player Can Do: For the exercise you will practice watch this
OSA training video It will demonstrate everything and set up
the exercise. It’s a crossing early exercise. Some things that could be going wrong. If
you keep making bad passes or losing the ball every time you take on the defender then you
are forcing it. Don’t try to dribble your defender 1v1 every
time. Don’t try to play the perfect play making pass every time. Most of the time you
should just keep it simple and pass the ball. Complete a few passes and your confidence
goes up. This gets you in a rhythm. When you are in a rythm and your confidence is up the
great plays just happen, you don’t think about them. Bonus Tip:
Create going forward, be simple in the back. What I means is recognize where you are on
the field. If you are in your attacking third then you have permission to be creative and
try that fancy flick pass. When you are back defending in your defensive
third KEEP IT SIMPLE. DO NOT try to do a fancy creative pass. Just do the high percentage
simple pass. Hope you enjoyed this Online Soccer Academy
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83 thoughts on “How To Play Winger in Soccer

  1. NoobMaster69 says:


  2. NoobMaster69 says:

    Thanks for another video!👌

  3. Low Kid says:

    attacking midfield?

  4. FCB Junior says:

    I play as a left winger so should i start to curve the ball more?

  5. shiekh Gucci says:

    exactly what i need

  6. Mr Babangoh's Service Charge Collector says:

    I'm more of a cut in or skill my full back type of winger and Crossing is effective if you have good accuracy. I'm not every fit though so I save my runs for attack and I walk back to defence.

  7. Pionel tapinessi says:

    doesn't the defending part mainly apply to wing backs?

  8. Alexandre Oliveira says:

    Center forward please.

  9. Bedrock Studios says:

    Thank you so much for this video!

  10. PikePlacePinoy says:

    What would you change/suggest for a more attacking winger? For example, a left/right winger in a 4-3-3 formation.

  11. Ramon Hernandez says:

    Thank you

  12. Luis Salinas says:

    Center mid?

  13. GLO SVP says:

    Thank you ! i was really looking forward to this video. Great tips and good guidance

  14. zacre says:

    Can you do either Center Striker or Stopper next?

  15. 4razorboys says:

    This video came out the day before my state game where I get the start tomorrow, thanks.

  16. Arthurian10 says:

    Thanks Jarod. I'm pretty darn quick but my skills and dribbling isnt the best so should i stay in Defensive Midfield where i can just pass and shoot (which i am pretty good at) or should i make that move to the wings?

  17. Karolis Sislauskas says:

    Can you make a video about a hamstring injury plz 🙂

  18. Giggs Will Tear You Apart says:

    I am like a slower Giggs, but I am pretty fast. One time I Scored a goal like Giggs did against Arsenal, I have fairly decent dribbling skills, and crossing is my main point. I need help to get better Stamina if you could help that would be nice. 😀

  19. how and why says:


  20. woody says:

    I always lose the ball and this explains why! I definitely try to force it too much, always looking for that one super pass to my teammate.

    I'm also having trouble deciding which position to play. I know it's not defense, but I cant decide if I wanna play midfield, winger or striker. I like controlling the tempo of the game and setting my teammates up but right now I'm not good enough to maintain possession as a midfielder… I tend to lose too much possession due to being nervous and not knowing what to do ahead of time. I get the ball and all I can think of is passing it to the first teammate I see right away, it often gets stolen like that.

  21. Hector Jimenez says:

    Outstanding video. Thank you!

  22. Joe Mulroy says:

    Center midfield please?

  23. Sebastian Rizo says:

    jeremy you should give out a ball and enter me in for it

  24. Sebastian Rizo says:

    ohh and also nice training videos it helped me alot thx

  25. Samuel Appiah says:

    ALMOST @ 200K! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Viktor Talevski says:

    do a how to play like central midfielders

  27. Rob Oltvoort says:

    Center midfield please!

  28. Jun Bong Low says:

    I gotta watch 2 or 3 videos to learn the stuff in 1 video. OMG!!!

  29. Pogba is a beast says:

    I enjoy playing a winger position but my only issue is crossing I just can't get it off the ground when I want to. I play left full back and left wing

  30. Ņikita Horoševs says:

    Hey! I like your videos very much! As there is a winter season in Europe, there are more games inside (futsal) than on a big field. Maybe you can make some videos about futsal game, tactics, training and useful exercises or maybe you can advice something in the comments? P.S as a Physical Therapy student I'm glad that your neck is OK! 🙂 Regards!

  31. Sthe Best says:

    Think so much for this

  32. The Rapidz says:

    Hey Jared I just wanna thank you for the videos, I've been using some drills regularly in my personal training, and I've joined an academy and things are looking up for me, I currently have a broken arm and I'm still playing . I won't give up. #Believe in it

  33. Ratchata Samit says:

    Sometimes the ball is too fast so I can't see it.
    How can I improve in that?

  34. Christopher Donjuan says:

    thanks my coach said good job after my game not! 😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅

  35. Sebastian Rizo says:

    your videos are awesome and go on making more from your dap

  36. Devonti Hall says:

    What if your a left midfilder does this still count

  37. Anthony Long says:

    I believe This helped me score a goal in a game we had. We did a counterattack, i cut in from the left wing, received a pass in the middle and put it in easily. Won that game 7-5 (i know it's a big scoreline. It was on a miniature field with 7 players aside)

  38. AUglyFilms says:

    i am from india.i want to become a professional footballer. i am 18 . what can i do?

  39. Daniel Goins says:

    Jarod, you're awesome! I've never played soccer before a year ago, and now I'm on my school's varsity team!! Starting, nonetheless!!! I play right and left defender, and I have you to thank for this. My coaches tell me that if they didn't know this was first year playing ever, they would've guessed I've been playing since I was 6. Thanks to God, and you, I will continually get better. You rock!! Keep up the good work!!

  40. Mihael Mlakic says:

    Hvala ti si mi puno pomogo

  41. Barça is the best says:

    Most underrated channel on youtube

  42. Huansohn Trinken says:

    Actually who dislikes these videos ? His videos are great !!

  43. Abdu Khan says:

    Hi Jared

    I am a pretty decent footballer i guess. Im pretty fast. I am above average. There's just little things that make me bad. First off, i don't know how to plan a trainingmenu or what aspects to put to train in it. Secondly my my co-ordination is bad. I don't know what are the best places to pass and i get in panic when i get the ball and whip it out of play. And thirdly do you know how i can get past defenders with ease? The thing i would love to learn the most is how to unbalance and or wrongfoot him?

    Love your videos. Keep it up!

  44. Smile man says:

    New video

  45. Joshua Abu says:

    How do i do Eden hazard skills pls make a video

  46. CAMBODIA GAMES says:

    damn he didn't old pass by 1 year. Oh hey can you teach me how to kick a soccer ball with no run up cuz am near the goal not FREEKICK

  47. Brody Bickley says:

    Im not good at passing, defending and im not not close to being fast and im not sure what position to play please HELP.

  48. Aaa Bbb says:

    online soccer academy make a video on how to use your standing foot

  49. Enzo Tugas says:

    Thank you OSA!! Helped me a lot!!! Had to transition from central midfield to a left wing.

  50. Joe says:

    I would really like to know what software was used to show the field movement.

  51. Matthew van Brakel says:

    Hey I was wondering Jared if training 1-2 hours a day, 5 days a week is enough to go pro because I've been hearing this rumour that you have to train 3 hours a day and 7 days a week. they say you must train 10,000 hours to go pro. is this true. am I doing enough.

    also.. I have a problem.. each drill I do I set a timer.. say for some shooting drill I'll set it to 20 mins and then when it goes off I'll stop the drill. but after I repeat this for other drills altogether I've been timing for 1 hour but I've been at the grounds for 2 or more hours.. does that mean I've trained for 1 hour or 2.. am I meant to time or what

    please answer my questions!! it would be deeply appreciated if you did 🙂 thanks

  52. Matt Melanie says:

    I'm a winger and coach and I learnt so much from this video. Thank you OSA.

  53. GalgYchan n says:

    Can I use this if I play left mid?

  54. Marios Dem says:

    What he said about how plays happen and your confidence goes up is sooooo right

  55. XVIXMMI Ofcl says:

    Hi i dont know what position i should play but here is some info

    i pass accurately
    i cannot sprint fast enough
    i have great stamina
    i am small in size
    i can cross
    i cannot kick from half field
    i can drill
    i can take freekicks
    i can win 1v1 most of the time
    i can head
    i can slide tackle
    i canbot chest the ball.

    what should i play as.

  56. TheGr8Jordi says:

    I'm so bad at fitness how can I improve it real quick?

  57. Amadou Manka says:

    very helpful i always play my wing possession like the way you said thanks but i can't score more goals because i always pass the ball so i want to change the way i play so what is your advice ???

  58. Emily Rubalcava says:

    Wow this hecka helped me

  59. haybz_ A1738 says:

    thanks a lot

  60. Trevor Park says:

    great video man thanks

  61. Adam Je9 says:

    Dear OSA,
    so i have been playing soccer for 6-7 years (im 12) and I have watched you since maybe 20k subs and i have just gotten accepted into the academy of my team , however I feel as if i still need some more advanced tips/tricks/ to play left mid/wing could you please upload another video like this with a bit more, Thank You 😀

    P.s These videos help me a lot so once again thanks

  62. Dirt bike Empire says:

    Great video man!

  63. Anonymous says:

    Im little and not physical but im fast. can someone help me please

  64. Isaiah Lopez says:

    What position should i play?
    -skinny and 5'4
    -best i know at dribbling/getting defenders to attract to me so i can pass it
    -good passing, not great but better than most
    – bad at freekicks
    -for shooting i heavily reply on ground shots as it is most effective for me,
    -when i do actually shoot the ball i shoot it weak, hense why i shoot on the ground
    – high stamina, sprinting is fastest in my class (freshman) but average speed in my team (varsity)
    -ALOT of off-ball moving
    – i fell comfortable in the middle of the field
    -teammates usually pass it to me first
    Ive tried to play winger but im not as fast as the seniors and i always get yelled at cus i always slower go to the center of the pitch. I also play defender but only in u14 now because strikers are huge compared to me in u18. used to play striker but not anymore cus now that i play with older players, my shooting isnt great against their goalkeepers

  65. Oozardus 7 says:

    I ask the same questions as other people:what position should I play?
    Some infos:
    -I'm absolutely not selfish
    -I can pass accurately
    -Not the fastest player ever,but not the slowest
    -If properly trained,I possess great stamina and fit
    -I'm 5,3 feet tall
    -I've an average dribbling
    -My shots are not very powerful
    -Good offensive and defensive attitude
    -Good ball control
    -Can't volley properly for now
    -Average free kicks
    -Mesomorph body structure (not fat but not skinny either)
    -Good vision of the field
    In all my career I played Center Midfielder,Defensive Midfielder,Center Back,Winger (R&L),Forward.Still I cannot decide where I feel better.

  66. Arsenal FC says:

    Hi , am playing in a soccer academy and we play on big fields that are used for the 11 vs 11
    and I play as a right winger and I did all what you said , but my coach told me that I need to learn more about defending positioning and in overall positioning , so can you please make a video about that because its really important for the winger players !!

  67. Otto Pause says:

    can somebody help me choose a position?!
    I'm 5 foot 10 inches
    I'm 15
    I'm best at dribbling
    my stamina isn't the best but when I sprint I'm fast
    I can finish pretty well
    my passing is good
    I've played left wing, right wing, striker, attacking mid, and centre mid and I'm still not sure what position I should be
    I like to take shots outside the box and I would like to play left wing
    I am also very skillful

  68. James Rodriguez says:

    Guys please help me choose my position:
    I'm tall
    Very fast player
    Good passing
    I can finish pretty well
    Good at freekicks
    I love to score goals and to help the defense both
    Not so good at dribbling
    I prefer to take shots outside the box
    Can score headers as well 🔥

  69. Travel Guru says:

    exactly what i need

  70. Isaac Fiala says:

    really useful
    vid thanks

  71. gunnar tordarson says:

    You have great content but you dont upload enough

  72. Cheeselord Isthebest says:

    umm lol I have no idea what position to play, Iva played cam, st, and in the wings
    decent dribbling
    decent passing
    very fast
    lots of stamina
    powerful shots

  73. RTV says:

    im a wingrr player i just joinned a team and im sub i need help cause ima play tommoro

  74. Sarah Durant says:


  75. Tevin Sprott says:

    Can you email me some videos about the right winge

  76. Ronald Jordan Yawn says:

    i ply left wing and also midfielder. its fun

  77. Luis Felipe Salas says:

    The video starts at 1:13

  78. david says:

    Great videos!

  79. Nicholas Jeronimo says:

    Great tips! I am a RB Defender trying to make myself more of a Winger. I know how to play RB with my eyes closed but these tips with being a winger will definitely improve my game. Great video!

  80. crystal bubbles says:

    I'm kind of evolving into a winger (I normally play outside back) My coach called me over to her so she could tell me where and when she needed me to go in, she said "Go in for…Caroline!" (Caroline is a starting outside mid) At first I didn't think I heard her right, but she said it again and I was like "All right.." (I was super nervous but I actually played all right for my first time in the position) Since that game I've played wing fairly often, and I'm enjoying the position. It feels good to be able to assist the forwards.

  81. Sarthak Thapa says:

    great video.! 💪✌

  82. Abdi Junior says:

    Nice video it helps me

  83. Iano Hazard says:

    Already subscribed Thank you…And I want to be receiving more tips to improve please

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