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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 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...

Tackling

How to pressure the ball Skillful defenders can read and anticipate their opponent's moves. Typically, when the attacker has the ball at his feet you have to jockey him. To contain or jockey an attacker means to position yourself in front of him and wait...

Defending

Pressuring the ball Putting pressure on the ball doesn't always mean running in for a tackle. Simply having a defender in front of the ball limits the attacker in many important ways. In your own defensive third, make sure to stay between the attacker an...

Soccer Questions and Answers

Playing in games How to win in 1v1 Beating your opponent in 1v1 requires good reflexes and patience. When dribbling, you should always be the closest person to the ball. Therefore, when the defender tackles, you will be able to contact the ball befo...

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