How to Cross a Soccer Ball

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Crossing the ball in soccer is an essential skill, and not just for a winger to possess. All positions on the field need to be able to cross a soccer ball properly, and there is a technique to doing it well. ​Why is Crossing the Soccer Ball Important ​A recent analysis of every goal scored …

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How to Get Better at Soccer

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​Soccer, or football (depending on what part of the world you’re in), is one of the most popular sports worldwide. No matter if you are younger or trying out the sport at an old, ripe age, you can still find something that you love about it. With hundreds of thousands, possibly millions of players around …

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11 Shooting Drills for Soccer

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​There are so many skills in soccer that require practice, but perhaps the most prominent and prolific is shooting. While it can be often be over-emphasized on a soccer team, the value of having proficient and clinical goal scorers on a soccer team is unparalleled. Shooting drills for both individual soccer players and soccer teams …

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Soccer Drills To Do By Yourself

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To improve in soccer means to practice. However, to practice doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to do so only when you have team sessions. As a matter of fact, that’s what most everyone else settles for: only practicing at organized team functions. There are so many different soccer techniques you can work with on …

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How to Play Forward in Soccer

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If you find yourself up top, ready to score goals and take no prisoners, you probably play forward. Although the position may seem pretty straightforward (score goals), with all the different formations out there, choosing a style of play can get confusing. Since a forward’s responsibilities can change from team to team, knowing how to …

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How to Head a Soccer Ball

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Heading is one of the first basic skills you are often taught—even at a young age. It’s an important concept to learn correctly, especially since doing it improperly can lead to injuries. Not only is heading an extremely important skill to use—whether you’re attacking or defending, but when done correctly, it can be a total …

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