The Virtues of 1 Versus 1

The Virtues of 1 Versus 1

The game of soccer can be broken down into a competition of 11 players vs 11 players, or small groups of players, 2 versus 2 players, 3 v 3 etc. The real heart of soccer is the 1 v 1 duel. These duels happen all over the field for the full length of the game. The team that wins the most duels will, in all likelihood, win the game.  1 attacker versus 1 defender is the ultimate player challenge and coaches are well advised to practice 1 v 1 on a regular basis.

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Brazilian Passing and Receiving Exercises - Sideways on Soccer

Brazilian Passing and Receiving Exercises - Sideways on Soccer

Having studied Brazilian soccer I have been impressed with two things; Their angled passing style of play and the sideways on aspect of their play. Their ability to disguise a pass by “front foot” passing. Exercises are designed to incorporate each of these characteristics into our players.

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