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Soccer Player Skill Development

A Goal Scoring Guide for Penalty Shots

Taking a penalty shot is a demanding task.  It takes courage, skill and practice. Most importantly, a good penalty shooter requires the ability to control their nerves.

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How to cope with pressure

Pressure.  Coping with it is one of the most difficult things to master.  It is especially difficult to deal with in big games, as Goalden’s own Phil talks about here.  In soccer, it often turns players who are really good in practice, into players who choke in the game…they simply can’t produce.  Pressure will force you to make decisions that you otherwise wouldn’t in a normal state of mind/body.