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Recognizing and Working on Weaknesses

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the Goalkeeping Newsletter. Today’s topic deals with recognizing and working on weaknesses.

Recently I was thinking about some of the differences between coaching field players and keepers. Besides the obvious things one thing that came to mind was the emphasis on focussing on strengths vs weaknesses.

If a field player has a strength we want to really work on that strength. As an example, a great goal scorer who is somewhat deficient in his marking would be someone we would try to put in a position to score as much as possible. We would want to help him with his marking but when a field player has a true talent, you

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