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What is the best place and time do do a face dodge?

Postby tobylax Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:39 pm

Hi, can anyone tell me the best time and place to do a face dodge because when I see people do it in matches, it really fools the defender marking them and they often get a goal out of it.
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Postby willhawk Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:03 pm

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Postby Whitey Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:19 pm

You've really got to 'sell' the pass or shot to the defender in order for it to work. Think about your body position when you shoot or pass and be able to reproduce this to make the defender think that's what you're going to do. Much as you would need to do with a cruyff turn in football.

Better still, practise so much that if a defender gives you the chance you can change your mind at the last minute. For example, wind up to shoot, but if the defender flinches, jumps at you or tries to over plays your hands you then have an extra option of face-dodging rather than just cranking.

A face-dodge straight away off of a pass when you are positioned on a wing position often works quite nicely. As Mark Millon suggests in the DVD, if the defender over-plays you on your stick-side then a face-dodge might be a possibility. If the defender over-plays you low, then a pump-fake might come into play.

Remember to tuck your stick away, rotate your shoulders and use your head and shoulders to protect your stick as you step by the defender.
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Postby cjlax Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:54 pm

When the defender is in yo face!
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Postby UKLaxfan Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:05 am

Tobylax

As you're from Timperley I suggest you ask Ex England player Marcus Sandy to show you.

Whitey, has is right.

The best time to do a face dodge is when you opponent is charging towards you.
This dodge is not solely for attackmen. Defenders and goalkeepers should learn this dodge and can use it when clearing.

As Whitey said it's not just about pulling the stick across your face, you need to protect the stick with your body by rolling and dipping with your shoulders.

The wings or on the post are probably the most common places to do an effective face dodge usually when a defender is sliding towards you at full speed.

It is important that you don't change hands and that you dodge from the correct side of the goal to improve the angle on your shot i.e. if you are left handed dodge from the right hand side of the goal as you look at it from halfway line, or vice versa for right handed player.
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Postby tobylax Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:08 am

Yeah i know him, ill ask him
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Postby S-t-r-e-t-c-h Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:26 pm

when you have the ball.
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Postby Paul_lboro/wildcats Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:11 pm

S-t-r-e-t-c-h wrote:when you have the ball.


Unless you are doing the hidden ball trick ;)
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Postby tobylax Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:13 pm

What if you cant do the hidden ball trick? :? [/quote]
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Postby S-t-r-e-t-c-h Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:46 pm

have the ball first.
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Postby Wezalmighty Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:19 pm

S-t-r-e-t-c-h wrote:have the ball first.


You do know you've replied to the same topic twice, with the same reply but 4 days later?
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Postby young_trig Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:25 pm

S-t-r-e-t-c-h wrote:when you have the ball.

S-t-r-e-t-c-h wrote:have the ball first.

Wezalmighty wrote:You do know you've replied to the same topic twice, with the same reply but 4 days later?

Both look different to me
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Postby Wezalmighty Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:28 pm

Fair enough. I should really pay more attention to the thread
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Postby Sour37 Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:33 pm

On the field during a game

alternatively, practice time
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Postby S-t-r-e-t-c-h Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:43 pm

i think your all building to much on my cak comment, im sure one of your senior 1st teamers will talk you through the three or so dodges used most effectively on the field..while you have the ball.

wez, see you at blues, and dont forget to bring those goals you once made out of plastic plumbing pipes, ian may need them. ill be down friday4 the beer.
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Postby TrevorKidd Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:51 pm

I often do it right before the defender poke checks. You will usually avoid the poke check and get around because they have to recover from the missed poke check. And if they dont miss tey will probably end up hitting you in the face mask causing a penalty
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Postby petegriffin Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:43 pm

Sounds like a pretty sound example of how not to throw a poke check from whoever was defending you there.
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