How To Do A Shoulder Still In Soccer
When it comes to practice or games, learning how to do a shoulder still in soccer is a great trick that will keep your opponents off guard. A shoulder still, which is also sometimes called a shoulder stall, is a trick where the player catches the soccer ball between their neck and shoulder and makes it become “still” for a second. Here’s how to perform a shoulder still in soccer from a juggling position.
- Soccer ball
- Lift the soccer ball off the ground. To do a shoulder still in soccer you must get the soccer ball off the ground. Place the laces of your cleats underneath the soccer ball and pop it up so that it comes off the ground.
- Kick the ball with the instep of your foot. Using the inside of your foot, where your arch is located, kick the ball a little higher so that it is now above your thigh.
- Juggle the soccer ball with your thigh. Pop the ball up in the air a few times with the goal of getting it above head height. Work on juggling the ball with your thigh so that it pops straight up and doesn’t travel to either side.
- Do a shoulder still in soccer. Now that the soccer ball is above your head, do a shoulder still in soccer by “catching” the soccer ball between the crux of your neck and your shoulder. The soccer ball will essentially rest along your trapezoid muscle.
- Hold the soccer ball in that position for a split second. Then allow the soccer ball to drop back to the ground, or juggle it with another piece of your body. You have now learned how to do a shoulder still in soccer.
- Be careful not to let the soccer ball touch any part of the arm while performing this trick during game play. If it is perceived that you are striking the ball with your hand or arm it might be constituted as a hand ball.