One of the things we hate seeing most out of the professional players of the beautiful game is diving. Everyone’s seen it, from Ronaldo, all the way down to a high school team, but our friends over at soccerpro.com have had enough, and are starting a movement to put a stop to it. The SoccerPro.com Play On Challenge™ pushes each player to make the most of their time on the field. Players will see professionals go for the ‘flop’ when they are bumped just to get a foul called, and this is setting a bad example. SoccerPro.com wants to prove to you that the clear advantage for every player is to keep playing and keep possession while others are flopping about on the ground, in desperate need of magic spray. If you take the Play On Pledge here, you can also be entered to win a $250 gift certificate to soccerpro.com.
Here’s a video that lays it all out for you.
And another showing the drill they’ve created to teach it to players.
Honestly, this looks like a really good idea, and we’re behind it 100%, and don’t forget to enter the contest.
Written by: Matthew Wall, editor, soccerprose.com
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