We’ve all bet there at some point; that one fast player fakes you out and scores a goal. As frustrating as that can be, here are some tips to prevent things like this from happening.
- Don’t Jump on the Ball!
One common mistake in soccer is charging the ball as a defender, with nobody covering your spot. By charging directly at the opposing player, you give them an opportunity to get around you. This can lead to panic and sometimes even a goal. If you’re going to charge at the ball, at least be sure your stopper or center is there to cover.
- Always Be Available for Passes! Sometimes, midfielders and forwards with have no passing opportunities or a few defenders playing against them. This can lead to them passing the ball back to you. If this happens, it’s important to think about where you’re going…
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