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Soccer Formations

The following is a brief summary of the soccer formations commonly used in today's game. It is important to point out that there is no ideal formation. From a coaching perspective, "the best" formation is the one that suits the players in your squad....

Finding Your Position

Ideally, you want to try playing in different positions and see where you fit best. Just remember that there may be a difference between your favorite position and the one where you are most effective. What makes a good defender Anticipation Top...

Soccer Drills

This article examines the most common and effective soccer drills that are used during practice by both professional and youth teams. Most of these drills can be modified to suit any age group or skill level. Attacking drills Shooting drill 1. Th...
Soccer Playing Styles

Soccer Playing Styles

British The no-nonsense British style incorporates a lot of traditional values that have been present in England since the emergence of football. Attacks unfold quickly and with few touches. This fast-pace mentality often leads to fierce fighting over 50...
Soccer Positions

Soccer Positions

Goalkeeper The goalkeeper is the only player who is allowed to touch the ball with his hands. Also, he is usually the only player with a full overview of the pitch. Because of this unique advantage, it is the keeper's responsibility to direct and ins...

Is Soccer Boring to Watch?

Soccer resembles basketball with no hands. It uses zone and man defenses, movement away from the ball and a team-oriented attack. The transition game is critical to success. And yet it is completely unlike basketball (and other American sports) in tha...

Negative and Positive Space

Between the ball-handler and the goal behind him lies an area that is usually less well-defended than the area under direct attack. This "negative space" is useful in maintaining possession, relieving pressure, switching the point of attack, and creating...

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