Super Soccer Skills DVD
5 Stars, Our Highest Recommendation
Best Video/DVD For Teaching Basic Soccer Moves and Footwork
Coaches & Players Ages 7 and Older
An Exceptional Value
"Super Soccer Skills"
This will play in any DVD player worldwide.
Tape or DVD
How We Rate Videos and Books: We have watched over 220 soccer coaching videos (DVD's and tapes) and read over 70 soccer coaching books. Unfortunately, most are not good, many are a complete waste of time and money, and some are actually counterproductive. We only sell videos and books that we truly believe are the best and worth buying, and that we can give 4 or 5 star ratings (on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the best). Our ratings consider the quality, length and value of an item, how it compares to other similar DVD's, and how well it meets the needs of the targeted audience. We reject about 90% of the videos we watch.
Category: Soccer skills; basic soccer moves, feints and footwork.
Why it is important: Good footwork is important for all players.
Summary and who it is suitable for: This is the best video we've seen for teaching footwork and soccer moves to beginning players, and we've watched over 200 soccer coaching tapes and DVD's. It is suitable for coaches and beginning to intermediate players ages 7 and older, however, for experienced players ages 9 and older we recommend you consider Coerver Play Great Soccer 2-DVD Set, Mia Hamm Soccer Secrets, England Skills Uncovered, Soccer Success One On One Coaching (Basic and Intermediate Skills), and Gol! (Brazilian Foot Skills and Ball Control Training Program). This video is unique in that it is designed so a player can watch it at home on the television while practicing the footwork and moves in a small square (about 3 steps wide) outlined by 4 socks. (Don't worry, it is safe to do this in the house). It is like having your own personal coach or trainer. For typical players and Recreational coaches, this video is much better than the Coerver tapes. The difference is that a typical player (even a beginner) or a beginning coach can watch this video and actually learn from it, instead of just getting confused and overwhelmed. We aren't aware of any other video or DVD that does this so well or is even close. Eurosport was quoted as saying "Every young player should have this video!" We agree.
Review: This video is unique in that it is designed so a player can watch it at home on the television while practicing the footwork and moves in a small square (about 3 steps wide) outlined by 4 socks. (Don't worry, it is safe to do this in the house). Slow motion and stop action are used so the viewer can clearly follow along. The Moves are also shown on the soccer field at "game speed" against a defender. Each footwork move is clearly shown in close-ups from different angles, with young players (about age 8 or 9) learning as he or she is taught by the "coach". It is just like you are there. At the end of each section, there is a "challenge timed race" that allows the viewer to practice the moves against the clock. This is good because it simulates "pressure".
Very fun and positive. Excellent quality and very clear narration. This is a great way for beginning coaches to learn how to teach basic footwork, such as use of the inside and outside of the foot, and a pullback, and soccer moves. For typical players and Recreational coaches, this video is much better than the Coerver tapes. Dan Metcalfe is an outstanding instructor and the quality of this video makes it an exceptional value. This is the best video we've seen for teaching footwork and soccer moves to young players, and we've watched over 150 soccer coaching tapes and DVD's. It is like having your own personal coach or trainer.
Minute Topic 00:00 Pre-introduction 1:20 Introduction, tips and how to get the most from this video 3:30 Inside/Outside Footwork (being able to use the inside and outside of the foot when dribbling is very important) 6:45 Pullback (also called a "Drag Back") 9:30 Sole Drag (a footwork technique) 12:10 Step Over move 16:10 Hop Skate Fake move 20:22 Scissors move 24:20 Ba Boom move 28:00 Twist Back (a Cruyff turn) - a great way to teach this is demonstrated 32:10 One Bounce Juggling (do this one outdoors) 35:30 End