Hi my name is Guillermo Gomez and I coach
soccer. Have you ever seen the Maradona move? It is a move at 360 so that you can go around
a defender and you can also use it when you have a defender on your back and you want
to actually face that defender so you can take him while you are looking at the defender.
You want to choose that move depending on the position of the field that you are in.
You definitely don’t want to do that while you are in the defensive part of the field
because that could be dangerous. You don’t want to lose the ball in the defensive part
of the field. So how do you do the Maradona move? You put one foot on top of the ball
and then with that foot you pull the ball while you are spinning into a 180. You are
spinning and then you pass that ball to your other foot while at the same time keep turning
and do another 180. Now you have done a completed 360 but you are now in a different position
past the defender. One way that you can learn how to balance so that you can do that move
is by putting your foot on top of the ball and remember that the weight of your body
is not on your front foot it is actually on your back foot and that gives you balance.
Then what you do then is to hop a little bit, hop about ten times with your foot on top
of the ball, then switch. Switch legs and do the same exercise with your other leg.
Put your foot on top of the ball, remember your weight is on your back leg. Hop ten times
and that exercise is very useful for balance. Then what you can also do is just put your
foot on top of the ball and then as your foot is on the top of the ball you want to switch
feet quickly and now you are stepping with the other foot so you are switching feet back
and forth. Start slowly and then progressively just start moving faster. This creates balance
and also you get used to how to, you get used to stepping on the ball.