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How to Perform a Proper Take-Over in Soccer

A take-over is a simple run that is very effective. Performing a take-over correctly can get you out of tight spaces on the field and can possibly give you an open shot. When to Perform a Take-Over There are two key situations in a soccer when it's beneficial to perform a take-over:  1.) When you can’t get behind your defender and your teammate with the ball is within 10 yards or closer to you and 2.) When your teammate is dribbling at … [Read More...]

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Get the Most Out of Practices to Become a Better Player

Soccer practices can be lackluster and inefficient. Sometimes your coach's practice plans or drills do not turn out the way they are supposed to, even though they are all made with good intentions. But on the other hand, a practice plan or drill might be absolutely perfect … [Read More...]

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The Importance of Receiving the Ball Across Your Body

Soccer coaches often encourage their players receive the ball across their body. Some even demand it. When I was younger, for one, my coach Brian Jaworski told me that if I watched the English Premier … [Read More...]

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Getting Separation on Corner Kicks

Corner kicks are extremely important in the game of soccer. In European club leagues, there are about 5-5.5 corners taken per team per game, and in your 0wn games there may be significantly more. … [Read More...]

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Best Ways to Stay in Soccer Shape Over the Summer

Summer is a time to relax and have fun, but also get into shape. For many players, your club soccer is just about to end and you will have a couple of months of free time before your high school … [Read More...]

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Doing the Little Things in Soccer

In sports you may have heard coaches saying that a particular player “does all the little things correctly.” It’s a nice sounding phrase, but not very specific. What, exactly, are these little things … [Read More...]

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How to Work Out While Watching TV

In today’s society, TV is a big deal. Many of us spend hundreds, even thousands of dollars on the newest models to make the viewing experience as perfect as can be. Many people even set their … [Read More...]