Teaching Shielding Techniques And Free Kick Success

Around the wall free kick

 

 

 

Teaching shielding techniques and free kick success can give an offense some quick opportunities

to score a big goal. Learning how to hold onto the ball and shielding from defenders can be a way

to get a foul, setting up your offense for a game turning goal. Back in youth soccer we used Coerver

System and worked with feints, hard chops at cutting with the ball, and just keeping your body between

the ball/defender. Quick starts and stops with the ball and giving up some ground to buy time for support

help to show as you maintain control is so important to making the defense to react to you. Sometimes

the defense creates a foul, giving your offense a free kick. Misdirection is always the key to a good free

free kick. Keep defenders guessing who on the offense might get the shot. Making false runs with

offensive players keeps the defenders less focused on the shooter. Having players fake as if they are

going to shoot can freeze the defense for that one split second for the real shot to go through. If you

have a good set play and want to share it with TheSoccerInfo staff, please send it through our contact

us page. Enjoy the video examples about teaching shielding techniques and free kick success can give

an offense some quick opportunities to score a big goal.




Offensive Soccer Tips In The Attacking Third

Clint Dempsey Seattle Sounders

 

 

 

 

 

Offensive soccer tips in the attacking third and putting pressure on the defense is what every coach

hunts for as they watch game film. With Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan roaming the MLS, there

is no shortage of great offensive soccer brewing here in the states. Some key tips to watch for in these

MLS game film clips are watching for simple basic shots not being over powering however the shots are

kept on frame so they have a chance to score. Deflections happen, direct free kicks are stroked not over

shot, and head balls are directed downward to keep the angle tougher for the goal keeper. When

chipping the balls from the wings, shoot to keep the ball between the 6yd line and the 14yd pk spot,

that’s a deadly zone for head ball goals with power. Watch these MLS pro’s and get your own offensive

soccer tips in the attacking third. See Landon Donovan put on a clinic with a hat trick of his own. [Read more…]

LA Galaxy Loses To San Jose In Back n Forth Match

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North vs. South in MLS California style, what a back and forth match between these 2 clubs.

David Beckham scores another free kick gem and the LA Galaxy seemed to be hitting on all cylinders.

Landon Donovan was Johnny on the spot with another mix up in the San Jose defense, picking up

another goal for the Galaxy. Give it to the Earthquakes, they never gave up, with the 3-3 equalizer in

the 46th minute. Many chances for San Jose to knock in the 4th goal, then finally Chris Wondolowski

saves the day for league leading Earthquakes. How did Goal Keeper Bingham do it with so many shots?
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