HOW TO: Perform the scissors move in soccer

Mike Sandrolini

Manchester United phenom Cristiano Ronaldo has found worldwide fame by performing the scissors with blinding speed. But you don’t have to be a pro to pull off this move. Players of all levels can use the following steps to beat a defender in a 1-on-1 situation.

(Step 1)

Step over the ball

Dribble at the defender with one foot (left in the example), then step over the ball with your left foot.

(Step 2)

Shift your weight

Shift your body weight onto your left foot until your right foot is behind the ball.

(Step 3)

Dribble away

Dribble away with the outside of your right foot and accelerate.

Demonstrating each step is Ian Klatt, who is on Team Elmhurst’s U10 Select team.

Source: Karsten Roy, director of coaching for the Team Elmhurst Soccer Club