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Soccer Player Skill Development

Learn the outside curve shot

Due in large to the way we kick naturally, learning to curve the ball with the inside of our foot is an almost automatic process.  It takes some practice but we can easily establish a good curve.  Read here and here to learn the Beckham inside foot curve.  But what about the outside foot curve?

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Soccer Training & Fitness

Defending the Set Play

A BASIC INTRODUCTION TO DEFENDING THE SET PLAY

FREE KICKS, including corners and throw-ins are match winning situations, so defending at set-plays needs informed planning if you do not want to concede goals.

Consider the games dead ball specialists: David Beckham, Roberto Carlos, Zola and Dennis Bergkamp. All these players and many more practice for hours perfecting their technique but as defenders how often do you practice defending against them? Very little I expect.