Soccer Skills Video: Pull Back Cruyff                                            Back to Soccer Skills
The Pull Back Cruyff is a soccer skill used to change directions when a defender is
coming quickly from a front side angle.

While the ball is moving forward, place the plant foot next to the ball.  Using the second foot,
stop the soccer ball by placing the second foot on top of it.  Then, pull the ball back in the
opposite direction, and knock it behind the plant foot in a new direction.  Then quickly turn
and move away from the defender.

Benefits of the Pull Back Cruyff:
The Pull Back Cruyff soccer skill is an easy way to change direction, as it uses the body to
shield the ball from the defender; while moving away.

Pull Back Cruyff Notes:
Be sure to perform the Pull Back Cruyff soccer skill quickly while not standing too upright or
leaning forward.  Be aware of the defenders feet, so as to not get caught up in them, and
don’t forget to power away from the defender after the move is performed.  Practice the
move to be able to perform it with either foot easily.  This move must not be performed
while too far away from the defender.
pull back cruyff soccer skill video