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Zinedine “Zizou” Zidane…Role Model??

Zinedine Zidane is a legend. He has proved over and over that he is one of the best players of his generation, and potentially of all time. Zidane’s resume consists of two Serie A titles with Italy’s Juventus, and two La Liga titles and a Champions League with Real Madrid. Maybe most importantly he was part of a French national squad that won the 1998 World Cup. As if all this was not enough to include him among the greats, he was voted FIFA World Player of the Year four times in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006.

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How to win every 50/50 battle

Many soccer players will develop several aspects of their game but neglect the importance of core strength.  In the game of soccer there will be countless 50/50 battles while other times you will have to shield the ball with a man on your back or an opposing player coming at you from the side.  Developing good strength is important to becoming a reliable player on the field.  You will help your team win and keep ball possession much longer.    

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Soccer Player Skill Development

When and How to Slide-Tackle

There is a time for everything.  In the same frame of mind, timing is everything.

The slide tackle is one of those elements of the game that has to be used to perfection.  The success of a slide tackle is based on three factors:

  1. Technique
  2. Timing
  3. Implementation