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How to Soccer Slide Tackle *Part 1* – Online Soccer Academy

November 29, 2019

What’s going on? Little dap. It’s Jared
Montz former pro and founder of Subscribe to our free OSA eNewsletter to get
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inbox on Tuesdays! Today we are learning how to slide tackle.
This is part 1, part 2 will be out soon. I love slide tackling! You don’t get on the
stat sheet for it, but my goodness if feels so good to get stuck in!! This is how not to slide tackle. The slide tackle we are learning today is
what I’m calling the hook tackle In “How to Slide Tackle – Part 2” we will
learn the block slide tackle. Share this video with a friend you think will
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and be a Believe in it® Athlete! A slide tackle is a defensive play to win
the ball when you are just out of reach to get the ball from a standing position. When
possible you should stay on your feet and defend from a standing position. When it’s
a last resort or when the situation calls for it, you should slide tackle. For the hook tackle it’s used to hook the
ball away from an attacker’s feet. Typically it works when an attacker is dribbling side
by side with you. It can also be used in other situations including
when an attacker is dribbling and you come in from an angle. Key Point #1 – Slide with your leg closest
to the ball. This will get your foot to the ball faster versus using your foot farthest
away from the ball. Key Point #2 – Lock your ankle and curl your
foot back towards your shin. This creates the “hook” in your foot to steal the ball. Key Point #3 – Time your tackle. You want
to time the tackle when the attacker has their lead dribbling foot in full stretch and their
foot is touching the ball. They should look like this. If you catch the attacker at this point in
their dribble you will time it perfect because they won’t be able to take another touch. If they look like this and aren’t in full
stride with their dribble then when they see you slide tackle they are in position to quickly
take a touch sideways or forward to avoid your tackle. Can’t repeat this enough. Timing is so important!
Takes practice, patience and experience. It’s not a perfect science, but it increases
your chances of winning the ball. Key Point #4 – Pop Up quick pushing off the
ground with your hands if needed. Get up quick from a tackle and you will look legit. Not
to mention you will be ready to make a pass or dribble right away. If you miss the tackle so what! That happens.
React positive and hustle back on defense. Key Point #5 – Listen to your gut. Don’t
over think the hook slide tackle. You shouldn’t be running next to an attacker thinking, should
I do it now? How about now? What about now? When your gut tells you to do it, do it! Don’t
over think it. Key Point #6 – Be confident. Have no doubt
in your mind that you will win the ball. Yes, you won’t win it every time but mentally
you need to believe you will. No doubt! Believe in it®!! Key Points on what NOT TO DO! Do NOT try to hurt anyone. Do NOT try to foul.
Yes, tackle hard and put fear into your opponents, in a politely classy kinda way, but don’t
ever try to hurt anyone. Be respectful of your fellow players and their careers. For the hook tackle, it’s more of a graceful
tackle versus a tough hard tackle anyway. Equipment Needed: For this exercise you will need a ball and
two cones. If you have a partner that would help too! Exercise Player Can Do: First start off by getting this technique
down. Practice a few reps of going to the ground from a stand still. Once comfortable pass the ball to the cone
in front of you about 10 yards. Sprint to it and imagine an attacker is dribbling it.
Then do the hook slide tackle, win the ball and sprint back to your start cone. By adding the positive reaction of sprinting
back after you win it this will help you react quicker in games. Do 5 reps, then repeat a few sets. If you have a partner, then have your partner
dribble to the top cone and you hook tackle it away from them when you time it right.
Then sprint to start cone. Do a few reps then switch. Some things that could be going wrong. If
you keep missing the ball then your timing is off. Make sure you time it so the attacker
is fully out stretched with their touch. Wear warm up pants and practice on soft, wet
grass when possible. If you practice on hard grass, dirt or concrete you are going to be
saying, “We got a bleeder!”. Those strawberries and skin rashes hurt. Plus you wake up at
night with your skin stuck to the bed sheets. It’s just weird! Come game time you gotta do what you got to
do, but don’t purposefully hurt yourself by practicing slide tackles on hard, dry dirt. Hope you enjoyed this Online Soccer Academy
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    who is "little dap"?

  • Reply MphsmpàMatheMpalitśa August 4, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    thank u very much bro

  • Reply crystal bubbles August 28, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    "Plus, when you wake up in the middle of the night with your skin stuck to the bed sheet, it's just WEIRD." It really is, I fell off my bike, trust me it's really weird.

  • Reply Erick Espinoza August 30, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    how do i lock my ankle

  • Reply Mojave Mola Mola October 17, 2015 at 1:11 am

    Looking at the thumbnail I was like hey its PewDePie.

  • Reply AndreTheTraceur November 5, 2015 at 4:52 am

    im actually not all that into soccer anymore but I played along time ago and it's actually pretty fun still and were playing soccer for p.e. at school and I don't want to trip someone lol

  • Reply Edgar Martinez November 7, 2015 at 5:08 am

    Do you have a video on how to curve the ball?I Like Your Videos

  • Reply Fazul Hairi November 18, 2015 at 10:58 am

    How do u drop when u are sliding ? I always messed up with this bcoz some times i will roll on the ground . Please help me ! Thank you 🙂

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  • Reply Brady Mathis January 4, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    GREAT video!!!!!!! i had to turn a soccer video in to my gym teacher and this is the one i choose. awesome video keep it up!!!!

  • Reply Jasmine Khan February 15, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    i sike people out bc im a left footer

  • Reply Marcelo Ordonez February 20, 2016 at 1:38 am

    What if you make a foul?

  • Reply Josh Morales February 25, 2016 at 1:46 am

    I love ur vids! So helpful! I love your confidence in your videos when you do those stronge shouts like "believe in it". You're not like those people who are like "sorry for doing that".

  • Reply morgan friel February 27, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I have a match in 2 days this advice has really helped me

  • Reply theonlyplace to stare at March 2, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Thanks it helps alot

  • Reply Lamborghini Spot April 8, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Hey are u going to make an app ?

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    who here is good deferder

  • Reply Sir Don April 20, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    thanks bro it helped me lot

  • Reply CASUALTEE April 22, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    my friend broke his ankle when he tried and is in the hospital

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  • Reply GGaming June 9, 2016 at 11:31 am

    You are best soccer coach 2nd are f2freestylers but you are better because you set the titles on screen then I can read text ,I don t need listen.
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  • Reply Ben welsh July 16, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Thank you

  • Reply Ben welsh July 16, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    I had a tordement yesterday I playd great because of you thanks

  • Reply Jorge Pereira July 24, 2016 at 1:00 am

    this really helped me with my slidetackling

  • Reply William Smith August 7, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    How do I slide when I try my studs wither get stuck in the floor or I just don't slide it looks like I just jumped on the floor

  • Reply tong haokip August 20, 2016 at 5:37 am

    awesome. thank you

  • Reply Lapzki Dowski September 12, 2016 at 12:55 am

    But what if the grass isn't that artificial?

  • Reply NOTJOKER 28 October 31, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    what if you grase your knee?

  • Reply Hoxto licious November 8, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Am I the only one that thinks sliding so hard is FIFA 17 is really satisfying?

  • Reply Jonny Boss January 23, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    what to do with the other foot

  • Reply Naoshin Islam January 24, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Thanks for the video

  • Reply Zaux January 30, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    My team plays on turf, when you slide tackle you get a painful red mark…

  • Reply It's Me February 7, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    jared idk how to slide like to slide on the ground please help

  • Reply Ansh Tikekar April 2, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    0:47 is funny

  • Reply Mr. Anonymous July 14, 2017 at 5:43 am

    What do I do if my gut doesn't have vocal cords and can't talk

  • Reply Cano September 25, 2017 at 11:41 am

    THANKS SO MUCH for teaching this

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  • Reply Dan Cing October 10, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks so much for all these vids. They are practical and well designed. I think that when doing a slide tackle on a player that is dribbling the ball it is not very important to try to retain possession after the tackle. Instead aim to have the ball end up in a space where there are no attackers or, even better, over the sideline or near a team mate. It is pretty rare that after a slide you will still have possession yourself.

  • Reply Cano December 15, 2017 at 11:42 am

    when you do the hook tackle, the leg that doesnt touch the ball get twisted very weird. is this safe?

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    i like jared montz he has taught me so much what a leader

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  • Reply Raul Trejo August 4, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    I’m so scared to learn this again because the first time I did it wrong in a game and my clear stud got stuck in the turf and I rolled my ankle

  • Reply PgTrym91 on Xbox April 1, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    kinda look like a half spin hook tackle

  • Reply Bolofex June 27, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Does it hurt your knees when you are playing?

  • Reply Sv G June 30, 2019 at 6:09 am

    My greatest fear is when I do a tackle and the attacker takes a hard step on my leg and gets broken

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