Channeling the play can provide your team with many advantages when coupled with sound scouting of your opponent.
While speaking at a recent Glazier Soccer Clinic the Rockhurst High School (Mo) Head Boys Soccer Coach Chris Lawson discussed how channeling can be used to give your team a strategic advantage. Coach Lawson guided Rockhurst to the 2017 State Championship and is a member of the Missouri State High School Soccer Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame.
He begins his presentation with the following definition of channeling:
The ability to direct or control where the ball goes defensively by the way or angle that pressure is applied on the ball.
Coach Lawson states that channeling can be used to exploit a players’ weakness or take away his strengths and he also gives a few specific examples. He also states that channeling can be used to take better players out of the game and force other players that are not as good or as big of a threat to impact the game.
The presentation below is just one of hundreds of clinic presentation that are available at Glazier Clinics Soccer Vault
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