Where do you put your strongest soccer player? Solved!

○ Where do you put your strongest soccer player? Solved! ○ Three players challenging for the soccer ball e1620676408217

Whether listening to professional announcers, general soccer fans, or people who don’t know much about the game, you’ll hear a lot about the goal-scoring forward.  In soccer, a lot of the conversation and recognition revolves around forwards, but is that really where the strongest players on the team play? In reality, every soccer position has …

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Where Do You Put Your Weakest Soccer Player? (Best Solution)

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One of the biggest challenges I dealt with as a youth soccer coach is how to handle weaker players.  Coaches of a professional team may tell you the best place for a weaker player is the bench. That’s not really an option for youth teams, nor is it a good strategy for developing passion or …

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Play and Beat The 4-1-3-2 Soccer Formation (Advantages and Disadvantages)

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In 2008, Croatia beat England against all odds. The Croatian side beat England in 2008 Euro Qualifies 2-0 and 3-2, which prevented England from qualifying.  This remarkable feat was not a stroke of luck, but a smart call by manager Slaven Bilic.  How did he do it?  By leveraging the 4-1-3-2 soccer formation.  The 4-1-3-2 …

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Play and Beat the 4-2-3-1 Soccer formation (Advantages and Disadvantages)

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What do Dortmund, Lyon, Paris St Germain, Arsenal, and Valencia all have in common? They all are known to use the 4-2-3-1 formation.  It’s also the formation Spain used to clinch the 2010 World Cup Title.  Top club and national teams leverage this formation in favor of its possession-oriented, setup. The 4-2-3-1 provides great numbers …

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Soccer Numbering Systems: Positions & Responsibilities

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There are reasons behind squad numbers, where they came from, and why particular numbers hold a certain prestige. Here’s a look at where soccer numbering systems originated, the role that they played in the organization of soccer positions. The formations, and their relevance in the modern game. What are the soccer numbering systems and their …

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Best soccer formations for Slow-Weak-Bad Teams (Solutions)

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You know it when you see it, a style of play that truly draws you into the game. For me, it was watching Micah Richards streak down the field from his right-back position, bullying people out of the way so that he could be involved in the attack. There’s just something about the style of …

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How do soccer players communicate? Savvy Ways

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Soccer games require communication from the players to operate. The top players direct the play without the opposition knowing. This can be done with a glance, hand signal, shout, or even a wink. In soccer, this is part of the current day-to-day and for many years it has been part of the routine of the …

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39 Questions for Soccer Players, Coaches, and Parents

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At face value, soccer is quite a simple game where two teams try to outscore each other by kicking a round ball into a rectangular goal. At the end of a 90-minute game, whoever has more goals is declared the winner.  Questions for soccer players, coaches, parents; There are some straight forward questions that players …

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