Three of the games in the Round of 16 were decided by penalty kicks. In the book "Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong", Chris Anderson discusses the history
Three of the games in the Round of 16 were decided by penalty kicks. In the book “Why Everything You Know About Soccer Is Wrong”, Chris Anderson discusses the history of why we use penalty shootouts to decide games in soccer. It does seem unfortunate that the results of such beautifully played and hard fought games have to be determined by penalty kicks.
A variety of formats have been tried over the years, each with it’s own pros and cons but the current method to break a tie at the end of 90 minutes when you need a result is going to penalty kicks. Many a team has walked off the pitch feeling a bit robbed after having played a great game against a team with inferior skills who managed to keep the ball out of their net for 90 minutes. The better team doesn’t always win but it stings even more when the loss comes in the form of a 4-3 defeat in penalties.
It’s an even tougher pill to swallow when it’s the final game of a tournament. Let’s hope the World Cup final doesn’t come down to penalty kicks.
Today’s Dribble Up playlist is called Penalty Kicks and includes:
- V Taps
- Right Foot Vs
- Left Foot Vs
- Right Foot Triangles
- Left Foot Triangles
- Strong Rolls
- Strong Rolls to Side Taps
- Right Foot Roll Chop
- Left Foot Roll Chop
- Toe Taps
Today’s World Cup foot skills contest is supported by the “Warriors Not Winners” course from Coach Reed Maltbie. If you’ve followed Maltbie for any length of time you’re familiar with his focus on player development over the need to win.
He sees winning as a step along the way to excellence, not the ultimate goal. In his coaching philosophy winning is not the focus but rather the by-product of a focus on the process of preparation and the joy of competition.
Maltbie has written about his firm belief of developing warriors rather than winners and this course explains how to implement his philosophy as a coach. He shares 5 psychological tools that he’s used with his players to build what he refers to as an Athlete Warrior Culture.
Coach Reed goes over examples & research of how some of the world’s best teams are driven by process and purpose and not by the outcome of winning. In “Warriors Not Winners”, he shares how he’s helped players focus on the process of getting better and ended up with wins as a byproduct.
Here are the steps for how you can work on your footskills and win V-Bucks for Fortnite – Dribble Up World Cup
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