US Youth Soccer Director of Coaching, Sam Snow, writes a how-to coaches guide for teaching players how to respond to Breakaways. The article is beneficial in preparing players offensively and defensively to navigate and assess the situation. Though it focuses on the goalkeeper and how they must combine talents and timing, it is also instrumental to the other players as well. The attacker can learn to attack the goalkeeper if they understand the way a goalkeeper is going to approach the situation.
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