The stop and go move is a very effective move for...
This move is a great move when a player is going down the flank/wing or
to just buy some time and freeze a defender to accelerate into space and
go to goal. It is not a complicated move and very simple to teach young
The move is easy to learn - the players just have to get the timing down.
The player can also use the same foot they fake with to push the soccer ball. The player can obviously reverse this and start with the left foot. Once the players get this move down they can beat players or just create time, very effective!
The player dribbles and uses the right or the left foot to make a ...
This variation of the move is also very effective in beating players or just creating some time by freezing defenders.
Warm up: Demo the basic move 2-3 times so the players get the hang of the move.
The players will dribble a soccer ball around using the laces. I give the players 30 seconds to work on the move and see if they can get the move down.
Coaching tip: The player can role the soccer ball with the side of the foot before using the stop and go. The coach can also combine other moves in the soccer practice.
I then have a player come up that has done very well and show the group the move. This breeds a lot of confidence when players are successful. Send the players back out to practice the move.
Small sided games can be played in a 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 format. I like to take the move we have just worked on and give the players points if they pull the move off...