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How to Do the Cruyff Turn Soccer Trick

Learn how to do the soccer trick known as the Cruyff Turn from soccer coach Deejae Johnson in this Howcast video.


Hi, I'm Deejae Johnson, I'm a soccer coach in San Francisco. I've been around the game since I was three years old. I'm a USSFA-licensed soccer coach, as well as NSCAA advanced national coaching badge, and today I'm going to show you some soccer tricks.

The Cruyff Turn is great for creating some space, changing directions, and then making a pass. In this case, I approach the defender with a fake kick, the defender thinks I'm gonna cross the ball, or shoot the ball, they kind of duck, and then I drag the ball behind my support leg with the inside of the foot, changing directions. Named after Johann Cruyff, a famous Dutch midfielder from the 1970s, the Cruyff Cut.

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