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Excerpts — Soccer Speed

Optimal Techniques for Soccer Movement

In learning optimal techniques for performing the various movements in the target classifications, players need to focus on target mechanics. In other words, effective movement needs to be based on sound mechanical principles.

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Passing Drills

The drills described in this section provide coaches with the seeds to develop appropriate practices for their players and, where necessary, to raise the challenges to even higher levels.

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Defending and Attacking Tactics

Some teams base their strategy on the idea of playing at a speed that they think will disrupt the opponent, either when defending or attacking.

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