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Dick Bates’ Three Goals of Marking [from Soccer Champion Coaches’ Clinic]

08 Mar
  1. Intercept the pass to start the attack. If you can’t, then…
  2. Spoil the reception of the pass (you can’t possess but make sure that they can’t either: get a foot on the ball, poke it away, etc.). If you can’t, then…
  3. Hold your position to contain them and make sure they can’t get behind you.
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Posted by on March 8, 2014 in Defending, Marking

 

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