Using Spacing On Set Plays And Corner Kicks

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Using spacing on set plays and corner kicks is so important to coaching in making sure all angles

are covered to finish a well played ball. The next rule by a player is to follow that spacing and being

ready for the strange bounce that brings that ball right to you within 9 yards of the goal. That’s the

difference between a win and a loss. Spacing is keeping yourself open so a team mate can find you,

sometimes it’s better to stop and stay open than move forward and be covered up by a defender.

Colorado Rapids, Sporting KC, and The San Jose Earthquakes, all show you through out their matches

the importance of spacing from attacking runs at goal with a cut back, to a well placed set piece chip

n head for a goal. Watch how these MLS players are using spacing on set plays and corner kicks. [Read more…]

Teaching Awareness And Player Spacing In Soccer

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One of the best players to learn “Awareness” on the soccer field is USA Striker Alex Morgan.

She has some great videos on player awareness and player spacing on the field. Knowing where

your opponent is and where your teammates are is such a big part of successful soccer play.

This video is running into space on the field and shielding the defender from the angle of the shot. [Read more…]