Best Soccer Drills For Defensive Goalie Success

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Best soccer drills for defensive goalie success as we see more and more shut-outs in important

matches. Many coaches say the best offense is a great defense. Even if the offense is having an off

day, if your defense puts up a goose egg against the competition,  your offense should sneak in a goal

or two with PK’s and own goals. Good goalie play is probably the biggest element of successful

shut-outs / clean sheets. Just getting a hand on a good shot and putting it off to the side is one most

practiced skills that could save a shut-out. The defensive angles your back 5 take on pushing the

offense to the outer edges in the defensive third is so important to successful goalie victories.

As a goalie, when in doubt, punch or hit the ball out of play, as regrouping is always safer than making

sure you catch every ball. Watch these MLS gems of shut-outs, as you will see the results of best

soccer drills for defensive goalie success in action. Sometimes your best defender is the goal post.

Best soccer drills for defensive goalie success as we see more and more shut-outs !



What Are The Most Successful Corner Kicks ?

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What Are The Most Successful Corner Kicks ? Over 30 years of experience here at The Soccer Info

staff, it’s the ball chipped in between the penalty spot and the 6 yard goal kick line that creates the

most goals. Please stop playing the ball on a short pass to another teammate near the corner! That

play rarely ever gets any results and that strategy ends up playing into the defense’s hand. The best

play is to get a well paced chip pass just in front of the goal. Making the goalie to decide to come off

his line or to let his defenders clear the challenge. After watching 100’s of head ball goals, most come

from about 8 to 12 yards from the goal mouth, and is headed by an offensive player on the move.

Having players on the offense start 16 to 18 yards away, then run towards the flight of the in-swing chip,

this momentum gets the best results on strong head ball goals. Plus if the ball is chipped to deep past

the goal, always try to head the ball back to the middle again, that will give more  shot at goal.

One of the biggest challenges is having too many offensive players in the same area, spread out!

Covering all potential areas the ball could bounce to, gives your team coverage in keeping the ball in

his dangerous offensive chance to score. Please don’t play the ball short, give it chance to score,

lob it in! It’s your highest chance to score, put the ball into danger, use your advantage. [Read more…]

DC United Making A Run On The 2012 MLS Playoff’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC United is on a great run for the playoffs in Oct 2012, they are only points away. After 4 out

of 5 in the win category, the men in black are playing great defense to get a playoff seeding. Against

The New England Revolution, DC got down 1-0 in the 29th minute, only to turn around 2 minutes

later to score on a crossing run that left the ball on a great long shot making it 1-1. In the second half

the defense stiffened and in the 63rd minute after a “Play On” call by the ref, DC got the winner to take

the 3 points away from the Revolution. In the latest match against Toronto FC, both teams had a clean

sheet going into the 87th minute, when Toronto’s Goal Keeper made a big error and gave an easy goal to Salahi.

Watch Out, DC United Making A Run On The 2012 MLS Playoff’s

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Naperville North Wins Girls 3A IHSA Soccer Championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naperville North Girls bring home the 3A IL. State Championship and completes a 24-1-2 season.

Coach Steve Goletz should be very proud of this solid team, a huge shut out for the state title.

Big defensive battle between St. Charles North and The Huskies of Naperville North. The last

42 seconds of over 120 minutes of action is when Hunter Drendel set up Christa Szalach for the

game winner. Watch the highlights from the game before and then 2 hours / 28 minute mark, Winner! [Read more…]

Defensive Battle DC United And Seattle Sounders

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Seattle Sounders and DC United get in to a defensive battle, and take a 0-0 draw. Very few real

offensive chances, the back 4 of each club kept the goal keepers from seeing too many tough shots.

93rd minute has a header off the bar. Both teams are in the middle of the pack in their divisions.
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Heading The Soccer Ball Drills

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Using the head to score, pass, or defend the goal is very important to a well-rounded player.

Make sure you learn how to hit the ball with your forehead is so critical in proper technique.

Also learning how to skip pass off the top of your head, can put defenders out of position,

if done right. In heading the ball on goal to score, learn to aim the ball down. Most the time ,

head balls go over the goal because of improper aim.

Heading the soccer ball is a skill that needs to be worked on every other practice. [Read more…]

U7, U8, U9 Soccer Drills And How To Defend In Soccer Better

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Defending in soccer is so important to work on in every practice.

Knowing what angles to take on an attack and slow it up, and give team mates

a chance to help out, is a great skill to teach during this age group.

Knowing how to contain an attacker and force them into a non threatening position,

is job number one for any defender. Here are some video’s talking about this topic,

U7 to U9 Soccer Drills And How To Defend In Soccer Better. Video below. [Read more…]

The Soccer Info Talks About Soccer Practices And Defensive Soccer Drills

Defense is big part of a winning soccer team. Every practice should have defensive drills to work on team communication during an attack.

Cutting down the angles and slowing down the attack waiting for help is the goal of every defender.

Here are some great videos on defensive drills during a good soccer practice.
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