Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Individual Defending: Part 3 of 4

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The primary topic of this video REDUCING OPTIONS. Much like playing blackjack, we want the percentages in our favor. Controlling the odds in soccer is like playing blackjack against a six-deck shoot. The amount of information seems daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. In blackjack, we need to keep track of all face cards and 10s. Whereas in soccer we need to read the options that are available for our opponent and remove them.
Information is the key. In blackjack, knowing the percentages of what the dealer has gives you the advantage of when to raise and when to fold. In soccer, knowing what options the opponent has and removing them lowers the percentages for success for the opponent.

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