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Soccer Agility-Change of Pace

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 evasion

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