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THE DESOUSINHO - Advanced Shooting Skills for Ages 10+. Former National Champion Player and Program Director of Soccer at Somerset Academy Eric De Sousa shows an advanced technique for forwards to create a scoring opportunity. The player receives a pass with their back to goal, uses their first touch to lift the ball up, then turns and hits the ball with their heel over their head and the head of ... their defender, and finally finishes with a half or full volley. Mastering this skill will give strikers another option when playing with their back to goal, making them more versatile and harder to predict for defenders. Players should practice this challenging move frequently before using it in a game scenario, however despite the flashiness it can be a very effective way for the player to get behind their defender. Players should pair this move with practicing holding off an opponent behind them so that they are able to buy themselves time to conduct the skill. Awareness of their defender is also critical, as the attacking player must time the move so that as they are hitting the ball over with their heel, their defender is moving/leaning forwards and close enough so that the ball does get past them.