Soccer Skills Video: Lunge                                                               Back to Soccer Skills
The Lunge or "Outside Cut" is a basic soccer skill, used to quickly move the ball away,
and past the defender.

As the ball is moving forward, place the plant foot near the ball.  Then move the second foot
toward the space between the plant foot and the ball, and quickly kick the ball using the
outside part of the second foot – powering past the defender with a sudden burst of speed..
Turn the shoulders and lean the body toward the ball, as the foot kicks the soccer ball past
the defender.

Benefits of the Lunge:
     
Attacker rapidly moves to either side of the defender, moving the ball away from the defender
as he powers past him.

Lunge Notes:
     
Don’t lean back or stand too upright when performing the Lunge soccer skill.  It must be
performed quickly and with a sudden burst of speed to go past the defender.
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