How To Play Winger in Soccer

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Academy, Jared Montz, OSA What’s going on? Little dap. It’s Jared
Montz former pro and founder of We help players improve. Subscribe to our
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much more delivered to your email on Tuesdays! Today we are learning how to play outside
midfield. The winger position! This video applies to left and right wing. Wingers should get assists, score goals and
help on defense. They should also be fit and fast. Yes, you can play wing without being
fast, but this is the one position on the field where it is a HUGE benefit to be fast. A good mantra for a winger could be, “I
create chances for my teammates and work hard to get up and down the line.” This OSA video is sponsored by Believe in
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in it® Athlete! There are many different parts to playing
on the wing. This video will cover a few general ideas on how to play the position, things
to think about and an exercise to practice. Tip #1
Cross early! So many wingers hold onto the ball too long instead of crossing early. When you cross early, there is usually more
space to cross into, the timing of your forwards’ runs are better and it increases your chances
of them scoring. Versus crossing late when there isn’t as much space to cross into. Tip #2
Know when to tuck in and when to get wide. If you are the right winger and the ball is
on the left then tuck inside about 10-20 yards. As the ball starts coming back across the
field towards you, then get back wide to open up and create space. Tip #3
Take players on! When you are in your attacking third and it’s just you and a defender take
them 1v1. Master 1-3 moves that you will use regularly.
Sometimes the best move is to simply dribble inside, cut outside, take a big touch past
your defender and sprint after it. For tips on Attacking moves watch these OSA
videos. On the flip side if you have 3 defenders to
beat, that is not the best time to dribble at someone. In that situation pass it off.
Recognize your surroundings. Tip #4
Get back on defense! Yes, the wing position is exhausting. You bomb forward, you might
not get the ball and then you have to get back on defense. I know that’s tough, but
get back on defense! Tip #5
Tip #4 brings me to Tip #5 – Be fit! Add Tempo runs to your fitness training. Learn how to do Tempo runs here Tip #6
Sometimes dribble inside instead of always dribbling down the line. By dribbling inside this frees up space for
your full back to overlap you. Plus cutting inside creates different passing angles. Watch this OSA training video on how to create
passing angles while dribbling. Tip #7
Be a late runner at the back post! If you are the left winger and your right winger
is about to whip in a cross don’t run into early for their cross. Delay your run at the
back post. This way if the ball does come to you it’s easier to run forward to get
it and shoot. Versus running backward to chase down a cross that went behind you. Tip #8
Cut it back! If you are on the end line and need to get a cross off, don’t kick it across
the goal because there is a high chance the goalie will get it or it will go to a defender.
Instead cut it back to a trailing runner around the PK spot. Exercise Player Can Do: For the exercise you will practice watch this
OSA training video It will demonstrate everything and set up
the exercise. It’s a crossing early exercise. Some things that could be going wrong. If
you keep making bad passes or losing the ball every time you take on the defender then you
are forcing it. Don’t try to dribble your defender 1v1 every
time. Don’t try to play the perfect play making pass every time. Most of the time you
should just keep it simple and pass the ball. Complete a few passes and your confidence
goes up. This gets you in a rhythm. When you are in a rythm and your confidence is up the
great plays just happen, you don’t think about them. Bonus Tip:
Create going forward, be simple in the back. What I means is recognize where you are on
the field. If you are in your attacking third then you have permission to be creative and
try that fancy flick pass. When you are back defending in your defensive
third KEEP IT SIMPLE. DO NOT try to do a fancy creative pass. Just do the high percentage
simple pass. Hope you enjoyed this Online Soccer Academy
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