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How to Shield a Soccer Ball – Online Soccer Academy

September 13, 2019

What’s going on? Little dap. It’s Jared
Montz former pro and founder of Soccer Academy. Today we are learning soccer skill drills
how to shield the ball from a defender. Description:
Using your body to shield the ball is an important soccer skill. As a forward it’s especially
important so when the ball is played into you, you can hold the ball up a few seconds
and this time allows for your midfielders to move up the field and support you. Key Points: Soccer Training Exercises
1. Turn your body sideways between the ball and your defender. Standing sideways gives
you better balance. 2. Bend your knees and lean into your defender.
Do not stand upright, as you will more easily be knocked off the ball 3. Use your toe studs and inside and outside
of your foot farthest away from your defender to control the ball. 4. Use your arm to feel where your defender
is but don’t grab them with your hands as that is usually a foul. 5. Spin away from the defender when possible.
If you feel the defender come up your left side, spin to your right. Equipment Needed: You need a ball and a partner.
If you don’t have a partner then just imagine you are playing against a defender. Exercise Player Can Do: Drills for soccer
Start off in your correct shielding the ball position against your defender. Once ready
say go. Youth soccer drills. Your partner, the defender, applies 50% pressure and pretends
to try and win it while you shield the ball. Do this for the 30 seconds. Then rest and
repeat 5 times and then switch with your partner. Once you feel comfortable with your technique
have the defender apply full pressure and see how long you can shield the ball. Do this
5 times and switch with your partner. If you don’t have a partner to train with
then imagine you are playing against a defender soccer exercises. [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] What Player Could Be Doing Wrong:
If you are getting knocked off the ball easily then you are off balance and too upright.
Turn your body sideways for better balance, bend your knees and lean into the defender. Bonus Tip:
Be aggressive and mentally strong when shielding the ball. Don’t “Hope” that you keep
the ball away from the defender, believe 100% that you own the ball and the defender is
not going to win it. How to play soccer. For tips on being aggressive watch our “How
to be Aggressive in Soccer” video by clicking here. Ending: Hope you enjoyed this Online Soccer
Academy training soccer drills video. Like, favorite and share this video if you did and
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for you? My name is Jared Montz and Remember if you Believe in it® and back that up with
hard work, anything in life is possible! Believe in it®!

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  • Reply Online Soccer Academy April 22, 2013 at 5:29 am

    For fitness and a stamina video, click the "View All OSA Videos" button on your Online Soccer Academy profile (it's free, sign up if you are not a member) and then search for the "Soccer Fitness Tempo Runs" video. That will help a lot! Also the 30 Minute Training Sessions have a lot of fitness with the ball built into them so do those too. Or search them all on youtube.

  • Reply hurric May 4, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I came exactly looking for this video. First time I watched it, didn't fully grasp but after playing street soccer for so many years without real training I needed to go back and learn the basics..these basic soccer skills are very useful. keep making them please. great video thanks.

  • Reply Online Soccer Academy May 4, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Glad it worked good for you! We have lots of videos… basic, advanced and all in between!

  • Reply Fluret Cheeze May 10, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    i tend to do this alot. at first i got penalties because my arms were too high. now i can protect properly. i can now defend my little 5ft2 figure aha! thank you!:)

  • Reply Online Soccer Academy May 12, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Congrats on improving.

  • Reply Amazingdude Atoutside May 13, 2013 at 11:28 am

    do you learned that by your self?

  • Reply Online Soccer Academy May 15, 2013 at 1:28 am

    A mixture of what I've learned over the years as a player and my own style to it.

  • Reply Zynou May 27, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Your strong

  • Reply Zynou May 27, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    And I am weak

  • Reply Zynou May 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Hope I was strong

  • Reply gerry rodriguez May 29, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    thanks man this actually helped me alot.

  • Reply QUECO. June 26, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Hello jared ugh i want to say that every time i get the ball i always lose it even when i dribble is there a way i wont lose the ball quickly? Or i just need to practice dribbling? Or i just practice this? Im 14 and just started playinng soccer i mean i know a little bit becuase i played when i was 6 then i stop ;( i also want to tryout for my high school team? I there a way i improve dribbling?ball controll?

  • Reply Online Soccer Academy June 28, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    For learning dribbling, click the "View All OSA Videos" button on your Online Soccer Academy profile (it's free, sign up if you are not a member) and then select the "How to Dribble a Soccer Ball" video; that will help you. But also learn to be more confident! Click the "View All OSA Videos" button on your Online Soccer Academy profile (it's free, sign up if you are not a member) and search for the "How Not to Be Nervous Before a Game" video. Also watch the "How to be Confident" video.

  • Reply Raul Rojas July 16, 2013 at 4:17 am

    shielding the ball for 30 seconds is tough

  • Reply OperationsStudio December 1, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Can a soccer player play in whatever league the want like is it possible and how like could i play in "La Liga" if i am born in the US or say i join the international league could i play for whatever team

  • Reply gomoonbeam January 12, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Excellent teaching video

  • Reply Nathan Drouillard February 26, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Keep'em coming they're great

  • Reply ahmed t March 6, 2014 at 3:37 am

    Great ! Your videos help a lot

  • Reply arjun reddy Pulakurthy April 8, 2014 at 10:34 am

    thannx for video brother il just practice it

  • Reply Larry Bird John April 29, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    ur doing great soccer academy………… thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  • Reply kibade1 April 30, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Great video 🙂

  • Reply Dominic Saju May 16, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Nice bids they really help

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  • Reply tiger small July 6, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    your academy is the best ………………

  • Reply Kingshal11 July 11, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    Could you upload or recommend videos on how to play fast paced soccer or play under pressure.  

  • Reply Fernando Torres August 9, 2014 at 2:25 am

    Does this work for a defender as well :)?

  • Reply Alan Gomez September 5, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Believe It!!! yeah!!!

  • Reply Viraj Gawande September 28, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    can I come to OSA camp but I  am not in USA I am in Mumbai,India

  • Reply Gammathe Llama October 24, 2014 at 3:10 am

    What if they push you off the ball. I am a 13 year old and im quite small for my age and every time I go up against a guy I shield as a last resort but every time i do they push me off the ball.

  • Reply TJ Kostecky December 14, 2014 at 2:26 am

    He left out a MAJOR point! When shielding the ball, eyes & and head MUST be up and moving on a swivel at all times!  If you do it with your head down….as his head was down the entire time on the demo, the negative take away is 1. You'll get double teamed and lose the ball 2. You'll miss seeing teammates who are supporting you from behind and teammates making penetrating runs. (and tick off your teammates) 3. You'll miss seeing where there is the MOST room to spin away from the defender and maintain possession. Clever defenders will pull and tug, so "feeling" for the defender is an inadequate option. Click on clips of Iniesta, Xavi and Pirlo shielding the ball. They NEVER have their head down!  Copy and model their habits and become the best player you can be! Good luck

  • Reply Betlzar Cruz January 22, 2015 at 6:43 am

    Jared this is the video I needed I wanted to know how to shield the ball thank u so much thank u thank u thank u

  • Reply anurag jha February 7, 2015 at 5:14 am

    Please make a video of how should a person has his hands movement while dribbling a ball fast and slow

  • Reply Rome April 9, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Can u show me how to balance soccer ball on the head

  • Reply vishwa ct June 27, 2015 at 6:45 am

    Love you

  • Reply Fabian Botello August 25, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    You can't use your arm, that's a foul. in your clips, you use your arm against him to cover the ball. it's a foul that is sadly never called

  • Reply CodiTheJedi November 22, 2015 at 1:33 am

    How do you take the ball from someone shielding the ball?

  • Reply Costin Ilie January 22, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    thank you!!

  • Reply carmem gonzalez May 15, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    it help me a little in the game that all

  • Reply carmem gonzalez May 15, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    but u can't touch each onther

  • Reply Shadow Destroyer June 15, 2016 at 4:58 am

    So crazy

  • Reply CB MC June 20, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    I get easily taken out of shield :/ how to get stronger
    I feel like my teammates are tossing me around the field when I have a ball

  • Reply Alexander Rivera November 1, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Would this help while running with ball when protecting the ball?

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  • Reply Azad Alp December 21, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    This is what Suarez is really good at and i think its a big part of why he's such a great player

  • Reply black and white DOT January 20, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    how to shoot ball accurately.please show me

  • Reply Setia Gutama April 10, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Thanks coach..

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