Soccer Move: Inside Boost

Got speed? This is a good one to use when you’re facing away from the goal.

 

For players who have excellent speed, this move works very well. You will need to know how to use the “drag dribble” which is using the bottom of your foot (try to use the part close to your toes) to make it roll. It takes some time to master. The reason we use this type of dribble is because it allows you to keep the ball VERY close to your feet as you shield it.

There are two other major things that will really make this move work:

1. Big change in speed – Drag dribble slow and then accelerate after the inside touch. The defender is not usually expecting such a drastic change.

2. Angle of the touch – Make sure the angle of the touch is somewhat in the direction of the goal. If the ball is rolling too much towards the sideline, you won’t be able to get a good shot off. Notice in the video that Rizvan’s touch is not rolling directly at the goal, but it’s good enough to get a decent shot.