Soccer Skills


  • 1v1 Dribbling - beating a defender
  • Escape dribbling - for possession
  • Passing Inventory
  • Advanced Passing to penetrate defense
  • Finishing Techniques
  • Box Running
  • Functional Crossing & Serving
  • Combining with Teammates to win
  • Functional Foot Prep for receiving & passing
  • Gaining Vision for attack & possession


  • 1v1 Defending
  • Basic Functional Roles as defender
  • Team Defending
  • Body Posture and Shape
  • Challenging air balls
  • Proper Heading Technique
  • Organizational Communication for Team Defending


  • Mode of transition to attack by passing
  • Mode of transition to attack by dribbling
  • Cues to read the transitional moments
  • Functions of defending transition within team schemes
  • Distinguishing between Drop, Squeeze, Press defending
  • Counter Pressing Cues
  • Functional Roles in Transitional moments


  • Hand Technique
  • Angle Play
  • Distribution techniques
  • Tactics of Distribution
  • Power Diving
  • Boxing & Deflecting
  • Organizational Communication

Former Coaches


Santiago Riveros
International Soccer Director
4 yrs Professional Soccer Player
ORU - 12th in the nation on assisting


Ryan Bush 
ORU Men’s Head Soccer Coach
Serves on NCAA Ranking Committee


Roger Bush
Director of Soccer
ORU Women’s Head Soccer Coach
6A District Coach of the Year