Contemplating Position Switch

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Juicygriot17
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Contemplating Position Switch

Post by Juicygriot17 » 19 Jul 2011, 03:46

Hey guys, i just came back from a college showcase invitational, and we went 1-4-1. We kinda got raped after the first game, and even though we're talented enough we're never on the same page. The last 4 games of the tournament were horrendous for me, also due to fatigue but i feel im not very effective at the wide defender position. im not sure if i should put the list but will do so.

Strengths : Aerial ability, passing, first touch, vision, control, ball striking

Weaknesses: Tracking back, decent speed, muscular endurance, aggression (50/50 ground balls), decision making

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Post by nick117 » 19 Jul 2011, 04:15

i would leave you in a defensive spot if not CB. your weakness's are some of the major ones needed to move up into a DM type position and especially CM.

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Post by Juicygriot17 » 19 Jul 2011, 04:23

eh take away that tracking back weakness...but yea i do play better at center back but i'm not very tall, standing at 5'9 1/2"...the teams we played had an average height of 6'0 or taller so im not sure if i should follow through with CB. it is true that CB is a lil easier for me to play[/quote]

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Post by collin » 19 Jul 2011, 04:32

i would put you as a striker, defensive mid and cb are some of the postions that require players to be the most agressive, and espeically win 50/50 balls. If you have good aerial ability and control to bring the ball down, a good first touch to make a layoff pass, and good striking ability then you should be a solid striker

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Post by nick117 » 19 Jul 2011, 04:59

collin wrote:i would put you as a striker, defensive mid and cb are some of the postions that require players to be the most agressive, and espeically win 50/50 balls. If you have good aerial ability and control to bring the ball down, a good first touch to make a layoff pass, and good striking ability then you should be a solid striker
except endurance, agression and decision making are slightly key for a forward. strikers don't constantly run but they do make a million sprints a game ( at least the good ones do)

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Post by Juicygriot17 » 25 Jul 2011, 23:17

Thanks guys. the only problem is that the varsity team that i'm trying out for is ranked nationally. Most of the juniors left over after the seniors graduated are all defenders... there's about 5 defenders on the team already and about 3 in front of me (in my class)... I'm debating whether I should still tryout as a defender or try a new one

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Re: Contemplating Position Switch

Post by madmie » 31 Dec 2015, 12:24

Be a Thomas Muller. Muller himself not that good in defending, not having extraordinary skills as a winger. But his good positioning in wide area made him one of the best player.

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