|Mickie Bowen's Soccer Skills|
Originally featured in MEHSTG
Vol. 2 Issue 10 - November 1999
Iím Mickie Bowen and this is my soccer skills programme.
Today, weíre going to look at tackling.
But first, hereís my best mate, Jimmy Callagher, to show you
how to score own goals and donít worry, subtitles are provided.
The important thing about scoring own goals, like a lot of things in
football is timing. You
have to get your run right and aim to get there as the ball arrives.
Be aware of where the man you are supposed to be marking is and
get good speed up to ensure you are able to get in front of him.
Then comes the hard part - beating the keeper.
Itís all about the element of surprise.
Luckily, he will be watching the opponent, so you have more of a
chance of scoring as the last thing he will be expecting is for you to
put the ball past him. So,
remember. Donít let the forwards take all the glory - get in before
them and you can make your own headlines !!
Jimmy. Now back to tackling. Yes,
even forwards have to do it sometimes and Iím going to show you
different ways of getting your foot in.
Nobody goes on the pitch with the intention of deliberately
hurting an opponent, but it doesnít hurt to do so once you get out
there. There are lots of
ways you can do this.
The late tackle
The nudge off balance
The two-footed tackle
watch as I practice some of these skills on some small children.
Donít forget, you wonít get these right straight away, so
keep doing them. Youíll
be surprised what you can get away with !!
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