Saturday, July 7, 2007

How far do you think the goalkeeper can kick, anyway?

In this video, notice the positioning of the players very far up the field. Too far for this particular goalkeeper. I am all for being hopeful that the goalkeeper can all of a sudden blast one all the way to the other goal, but the defense needs to be realistic.

Give the person taking the goal kick (it should be the keeper unless there is some strange weakness in this skill) several options, both in distance and in spread all across the field.

This team gives only one option, which the offense capitalizes on quickly.

Offense: when you see this defensive mistake, take advantage of it.

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