Soccer Skills Video: Scissors                                                              Back to Soccer Skills
The  "Scissors" is a basic soccer skill used to fake out a defender directly in front of the

The attacker swings his foot from the inside of the plant foot over the ball, to the outside ( A
"big hip swing" while swinging the foot over the ball really sells the fake to the defender.).  
Then, the outside of the plant foot is used to quickly push the ball in the opposite direction
past the defender.  

Benefits of the Scissors:

Freezes the defender, tricking him into stepping in a direction opposite of where the ball is
actually going to go .

Scissors Notes:

Don’t lean back, move too slowly, or stand too upright when performing the Scissors soccer
skill.  It must be performed by swinging the hips to sell the move.  Do not do it if the defender
is too close to you.
scissors soccer skill video