Never come from the corner again

Assigning specialized positions to players during matches can be extremely effective. Tell them where to stand, what to do and how to do it, especially in situations where your team is under pressure. Do you lose a lot of goals from corners? The player must then stand MUCH ahead of the penalty area to block the corner kick. Do it correctly and you will never have to step back from the corner.

One of the most important positions to defend the corner is the person closest to the corner kick. Set it on the edge of the field just before the intended flight of the ball. If you place one of your strong players here, this will prevent short turns and discourage the player from cornering. Then the player comes face to face with a one-person wall that the ball must overcome or rotate. It’s not easy, try it yourself!

Cut off supplies

The player in this position effectively cuts off the supplies in the box. It also protects the goalkeeper and defenders. The player may also be able to win the ball from weak or short corners and set up a quick counterattack.

THE DEFENDER BECOMES FROM 6 YARDS TO THE REAR U8, 8 JACKS TO THE REAR U10 AND 10 YARDS TO THE REAR U12.

Leave the man in the field

When one of your players takes this position, use tactics on the day of the match so that after winning the ball you leave the player in the same position on each corner, and your specialist will be able to take the ball and find the player, immediately preparing an attack.

During the training

Practice the corners in which the player in this position constantly hits the ball in their direction. They can use their chest, head and feet to rob an opponent with the chance to put the balls in the box. Use only two players, a corner kick and a defender, to practice this specialized position. You can kill two birds here with one stone, the corner kick must clear the defender and the defender must win the ball. You can also set the attacker in position A, ready to receive the winning ball by your defender.

Make your corner defenders SMART

If you want to make sure that you give players goals that they need to achieve, then do it

  • SMART
  • SPECIFIC
  • MEASURABLE
  • AGREEMENT
  • REALISTIC
  • TIME

A SPECIAL goal for your players is to remove the ball when it is in the penalty area at the corners during training. Make it MEASURING by telling your players that 50 percent of corners must be cleared. I AGREE with them during the training. Is 50 percent REAL? I think so. Do it TIME by agreeing to a specific training session. Customize SMART sessions to individual players and ask them to let you know if they have achieved their goal.

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