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3 Key Qualities of a Good Defensive Midfielder or “Stopper”

Brazilian Defensive Midfielder, Sandro

Hi Coach, Do you have any tips for being a better defensive midfielder?

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Flying Changes – Practice Game

Flying Changes Practice Game

Flying Changes is a fast pace practice game that helps players train their many aspects including dribbling, shooting, attacking, defending, and endurance as well.

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All The Principles of Play for Soccer

Principles of Play in soccer

Effective attacking and defending depends simultaneously on individual and team actions. These actions consist of corresponding attacking and defending actions known as the “Principles of Play.”

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Transition Game Practice

Transition Practice

This practice game helps teams train their attacking, defending, heading, passing, and transition skills.

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What Are “Jockeying” and “Stabbing”?

What Are “Jockeying” and “Stabbing”?

My coach is always telling us to jockey and not stab at the ball. What does he mean?

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3v3v3 (or 4v4v4)

3v3v3 Practice Game

3v3v3 is a small-sided game, that forces players to think about both attacking and defending at the same time.

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How Can I Practice My Defensive Skills?

How Can I Practice My Defensive Skills

I play defender, and I have tryouts next week. Can you give me some drills/tips for my position that I can do without a lot of help or equipment

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How Do I Stop Someone From Shooting?

How Do I Stop Someone From Shooting?

We’re playing a good team on Saturday. They have a really good player who scores most of their goals. If we lose to this team, the season will be over. What are some tips for stopping someone from shooting and stealing the ball?

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The Gauntlet

The Gauntlet Game

The Gauntlet is a game that trains endurance, dribbling, shielding, defensive skills, and 1v1 skills.

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The Best Way To Beat A Defender?

A player prepares to kick the ball after beating the defender

I’ve tried jukes and fakes, but they often fail against defenders. I would like to know the simple basic movements and fakes to get past an opponent in any position. Unfortunately, there is no one, simple answer to this question. There are no moves or plays that will always work any better than others – otherwise everyone would do it. Jukes …

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