Long corners  







·         Make it hard for attackers to reach danger zone

·         Be aware of attackers options, such as short corners


Defending long corners


·         Goalie [8] middle of goal, comes for everything in 6 yd box

·         Near side defender [3] blocks the near post

·         Far side defender [2] on far post, guards against late runner

·         Center mid, far side mid, sweeper [4,6,1] block attackers’ path to the “block out area”

·         Near side mid is free defender [5], mops up and guards against short corner

·         Striker [6] stays up and tries to engage two opponents



  • Get to the ball first after it drops. Expect to find the ball on the ground
  • Push out to pushout line as soon as the ball is cleared



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