How To Juke Someone In Football

Step-by-step Instructions

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Step 1

Juking is fairly easy and comes natural to some people. To others it takes a lot of practice and understanding it. Juking is usually done by running backs or receivers due to how many times they will be touching the ball. Lineman will not need to know how to do this. Juking is a violent and twisting motion that creates a high amount of torque on your knee joints. Individuals have been injured in doing so, although it is very unlikely supplement in weight lifting to strengthen your knee's ligaments and muscles.

Step 2

To juke someone basically means to have them mis read your direction. When you juke someone they think that you will continue on your path of motion, but when you make a move they can not change their direction of travel fast enough resulting in a missed tackle.

Step 3

There are many different forms of a juke. There are spin moves, jump cuts, cuts, and side steps that help you evade your posing defender. A spin move is just how it sounds spinning away from your defender. A jump cut is a long stride that is followed by a sudden change in direction. Cuts are very quite and sudden changes of direction. My personal favorites are side steps because for me they created more gaps and room between me and the defenders.

Step 4

To preform juke moves it helps to understand the other persons momentum. Understanding momentum will help a lot and this will happen in practice and games. Over time you will understand how momentum allows for your to juke around someone.

Step 5

So to actually juke someone you need to be watching their momentum and their hips. Their hips are a dead give away in what direction they are traveling and assume you will be traveling. By watching their hips you can preform a cut in the opposite direction of their hips once their near you. Many times defenders will be in front of you and you can cut to either side of them.

Step 6

To master juking you should master pure speed and agility. I would practice speed and agility drills at home if they aren't being addressed in your regular team practices. You can use cones, or any object on the ground and practice your moves around them. It may look silly but it will help your speed and agility.

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Difficulties people often experience or parts that need special attention to do it right.

Practice will make perfect. Speed and agility are important because once you make your move, you will need to get separation from your defender and if you don't you will be tackle.

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Backyard Drills Football Edition $89.99

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Learning how to be fast and elusive is very important. I learned it at a young age and still work on it.

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