||The "Step Over" is a basic soccer skill, designed to freeze defenders.
Attacker swings first foot over and in front of the soccer ball. Hips and body should swing
with the ball to accentuate the fake. The second foot is then quickly planted beside the first
foot, and the ball is quickly pushed away with the outside of the first foot. Move away from
the defender with a burst of speed.
Benefits of the Step Over:
The Step Over freezes the defender, even making him step in the wrong direction.
Step Over Notes:
Don’t lean back, move too slowly, or stand too upright when performing the Step Over
soccer skill. Works great against multiple defenders, but hips and shoulders need to swing
big to "sell" the move to the defenders.