Soccer Defender Guide

Defenders are the backbone of a team, possessing the grit needed to do whatever it takes to prevent the other team from scoring.

They usually hang back, protecting the goalie from breakaways and serving as options for midfielders in the defensive half.

Defenders have a hard, often unappreciated job. They need mental toughness, and determination to succeed.

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How to Cross a Soccer Ball

How to Cross a Soccer Ball

Crossing is a skill I see many players struggle with, yet I almost never see coaches teaching proper crossing technique.

Crossing is simple to learn and will help you set up goals. While wingers cross the ball most don’t believe the notion that “only wingers should learn crossing.” Every position (except center defenders) will cross during games if they make good runs so almost ever player should learn the skill.

This article will teach proper crossing technique and provides tips on becoming a great crosser.

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