How To Dive
How To Dive
Welcome to the Rudi Latka's Soccer School. In this film top manager Rudi Latka shows you how to dive like a pro. Rudi isn't big on playing fair and has some tips to help you cheat your opponents. We don't know who he actually managed but after the producer had a visit from the Russian mafia in a sushi bar he said we had to make the films.
Step 1: The basic dive
The basic dive is best done at speed so the referee can't see what's happened. As you approach your opponent, flick the ball past them, and then as you pass the player dive upwards and then turn in the air slightly before landing. As you land look towards the ref with puppy dog eyes in order to secure the free kick.
Step 2: Getting contact
To elaborate on the basic dive you may want to ensure some contact to make the dive look convincing. Like the basic dive you should flick the ball past your opponent but this time leave your trailing leg in the path of your opponent. As you come alongside hang your leg out and make contact with your opponents leg. On impact dive upwards turning slightly in the air.
Step 3: The penalty dive
When you're on the edge of your opponent's penalty area it's a great opportunity to con the ref into giving you a penalty. The trick is to make it over the line and into the penalty box and then dive as soon as possible.
Step 4: The roll
Once you've won the free-kick or penalty to try and get your opponent booked or sent of it's good to embellish your dive with a few rolls afterwards.
Step 5: Play dead
If it's too late to roll you may also want to simply remain motionless after you hit the ground.