How to Play Good Defense in Soccer

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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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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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