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How To Play Like Zidane

Free Soccer Training video focused on How To Play Like Zidane. At Online Soccer Academy (OSA) we help players improve through FREE soccer tutorials. We inspire athletes that if you Believe in it® and back that up with hard work, anything in life is possible. 

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How to Play like Zidane

Today we are learning how to play like Zinedine Zidane. The French legend. 


Exercise to Practice:

Exercise 1

You will need four cones, a few balls and a partner. Your partner passes the ball to the cone you are running to. You do a cruyff turn on the move, touching the ball away from your imaginary defender and then finish with a pass to the top cone. The top cone is your imaginary teammate. 

Zidane was so good at going one direction and with a faint touch he’s going the other way leaving a defender in his dust.

Do a few reps, then get all the balls and do a few more sets. The pass from your partner should be at a medium pace.

Have your partner pass the ball harder for an extra challenge. To make it even more Zidane level have your partner throw the ball like a goalie. There is a classic Zidane highlight when he was playing for France. His goalie launched the ball at him and he did a cruyff turn as the ball was hitting the ground coming out of the air. It was nasty! 

Exercise 2

This is the same exercise as exercise 1 except now the turn is a Zidane turn. This turn is also called the Maradona, the twister, the hurricane and I’m sure there are other names for it too. 

To learn how to do the Maradona watch this OSA video here. 

Do a few reps, then get all the balls and do a few more sets. The pass from your partner should be at a slow to medium pace.

For both exercise 1 and 2 instead of making a pass you could set your exercise up to take a shot. This is a fun modification. 



What’s Wrong:

What’s Wrong! If you can’t do the cruyff or maradona turn like Zidane then start by doing them from a stand still first. Start basic.


Bonus Tip:

Typically you only want to do these Zidane style creative turns in the middle and attacking thirds.


This Video Covers: 

How to Soccer, Football Soccer, Soccer Player, Soccer Football, Soccer World, Soccer Video, Soccer Training, Soccer Videos, Online Soccer Academy, Jared Montz, OSA, How to Coach Soccer, Soccer Coaches, How to Play Soccer, Soccer Coach, Coaching Soccer