Changing pace is critical in soccer. A player that possesses this skill is able to accelerate and decelerate quickly, transferring energy from the front foot to the back and then to the front again. It is a skill used by strikers when making accelerating diagonal runs or when defenders need to intercept a penetrating ball. Here is an exercise that will help teach this change from acceleration to deceleration: Change of pace.
- To develop the ability to accelerate and decelerate over a very short distance.
- To develop sport specific evasionContinue reading