Goal kicks  







         Force opponents into error; deny them possession

         Striker should be far enough back that itís hard to get the ball over his head

         Midfielders MUST be deep enough to stop the ball going over their heads


Defending opponent goal kicks


         Striker [6] moves to near side wing; also covers short kick to their fullback

         Center mid [7] stays in the middle

         Near side midfielder [5] camps in target area

         Far side midfielder [4] cheats into the middle daring opponents to play the ball across to the far wing

         Near side defender [3] man marks tightly against their striker

         Far side defender [2] also cheats into the middle a bit; stays level with near side defender

         Sweeper [1] plays diagonally behind near side defender, protects against defender being beaten



attack the ball immediately



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