Soccer Rebound

When your team shoots, it is important for the F's & MF's to "go to goal" & get in position near the goal for a "rebound". A rebound will occur when a shot hits the goal or when the goalkeeper blocks a shot. However, your players should not go too close or the rebound will bounce behind them. When this happens, they not only don't have a shot, but they actually are in the way of their teammates who are trying to take a shot. (i.e., They are between the ball & the goal & blocking their teammate's ability to take a shot. It's almost like giving the other team a defender). Tell your players to not run into the Goal Box until they see where the rebound is going (remind them that they can run forward a lot faster than they can run backward). Also, teach them to aggressively try to win the ball back if an opponent other than the goalkeeper gets the ball near the other team's goal (e.g., from a rebound or a turnover). This can be a great scoring opportunity if you can steal the ball back &, if you accidentally foul, the free kick is too far away from your goal to score. (See "Finish", & "Attacking").

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