Dribbling Moves By, The Greenwood Method

CGSA and Cal Heat Alumni and BEST DRIBBLER  Lindon Pecorelli shown above playing striker for NCAA National Champion University of Connecticut 

The CGSA overall program is based on these 8 different dribbling categories. It is without recipe written in some book or sped up on a You Tube video with no exact purpose or method to teaching the proper timing of a great dribbler, but it is presented in a very extensive, progressive, and demanding system of technical football education, that cannot be mistaken for any other program in the world.   

CGSA in 1991 created a system of teaching developing players the skills of the best players in the world. In a step by step progressive style,  each player learns each skill and the fine technical details that go into them.   Originally, CGSA began by owner and founder, Clint Greenwood while being on holiday  in So Cal.  conducted small group clinics for some older club players and teach them the dribbling skills CG was well known for. With each practice Greenwood put into his sessions different innovative ways of teaching the moves that have been performed in games by CG. Many years later CG and his very successful method broke down these moves into basic categories, for the teachings of CG and the comprehension of his students of the fine technical details of each skill, and the importance of the different directions, surface of the foot, body positioning, speed of approach, and the important fakes. The Greenwood Method reminds its students the 3 major rules of dribbling to beat a defender.





With these simple steps in mind the approach and the exit to get away from opponents become easier to work on. The dribbles are all put in these categories.


The Greenwood Method 8 Categories of Dribbles to Beat Defenders “Create Space”

  1. Change of Directions

  2. Counter Changes

  3. Wrong Foot Dribbles

  4. Pivots or Pirouettes

  5. Attacking Dribbles *

  6. Tight Space Dribbles

  7. Sombreros “Playing the ball over your opponents head and receiving it on the other side of him/her”

  8. Nutmegs

The inspiration to my creation of a Soccer School is well documented, as well as the success in developing some of the America's best talent both on the male and also the female side internationally. What hasn't been told is how it transpired into a teaching method and evolved to a system innovative at heart, but authentic in value.  CGSA takes every aspect of teaching and dissects it to a topic that is taught in a way that not only pushes each and every student to it's maximum potential and beyond, but is offered in an easy way for comprehension of the students that are members of The Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy then and now.  Look at the dribbling topics and how each category or name has a counter to the other. If defenders know you like to go in this direction, CGSA has categorized these dribbles in a fashion to counter any defenders challenge. The Greenwood Method is put together for a life changing. educational experience for students who truly take it into their hearts prevail and be successful through their true faith.



CGSA wishes to thank all the participants of Team Programs, Individual Lessons, Camps, Clinics, Daily Continuum Classes, Coaching Education, and just fans. We love you and hope you love Football. 

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Georgie Best Song (The Best Dribbler of All Time)

A quote from George Best

"When I scored that goal for the San Jose Quakes people were saying it was against nobody's just American College players and a few South American and other past their prime foreigners.  Even if it were in a park somewhere with recreational players it still would have been a brilliant goal."

- George Best 

George Best while at L.A. Aztecs with good friend and  NASL referee 

"Taffy" John Greenwood

These 3 Important Steps Are Necessary For a Successful Dribble

"The many players, students, parents, colleagues, and families that have love for the Beautiful Game of Football has all contributed to the success and History of The Clint Greenwood Soccer Academy.  I for one enjoy watching how The Greenwood Method has transpired into more than just a style of teaching. It's more than just a Soccer skills training program that teaches how to use the skills necessary to playing entertaining and winning football. The Greenwood Method is a lifestyle of a Elite Athlete/Soccer Player that comes to work energetic, enthusiastic, inquisitive, and eager and mature enough to take on his/or hers responsibility of work that is required to be a Better Footballer Today Than Yesterday, and do that everyday you play competitively." 

"As a young player in the U.K. one of the top dribblers and players in English league was Peter Beardsley. He was born in Newcastle England, and later played for Liverpool with greats; Ian Rush and John Barnes. Beardsley was the most unselfish player that he played with, says Gary Lineker."  Read More...

-  Clint  Greenwood


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