A Simple Rule

There is a simple run in soccer that can help your team either start an attack or shore up a possible risky play. The rule that must be followed is relatively simple. When two players on the same team are going at the ball from opposite directions, the player going forward always has the right of way for the ball. This play still requires communication by the player going forward to call for the ball. How can this rule start an attack? With … [Read More...]

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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 … [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...]