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It would certainly be allowed, but it would likely be a failed strategy in soccer. In professional soccer, you only get 3 substitutes per game. If you burn one on pulling out your keeper, then if you accomplish your goal and tie the score, if you go to overtime, you're stuck with no keeper on the field. So subbing in a field player for a keeper is ...


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Other than the goalkeeper, there are no positions defined in the Laws of the Game, so nobody needs "permission" from anybody play anywhere on the pitch. The captain, or anyone else on the team for that matter, can tell anyone to move into any position at all. Whether they'll be listened to our not is a different question of course, and that's down to the ...


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The general belief around this is that they do not want to give away important tactical information to their rivals on the pitch, or watching on TV. Another common belief is that actually they are hiding their mouths so that their words cannot be interpreted via lip reading from footage. But it's not only in football: this happens in many team sports. During ...


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As has been noted, keepers do sometimes come up to act as an attacker during the game, though they are never really subbed out for another attacking player. A couple things to keep in mind from The Laws of the Game. Players Page 15: "A match is played by two teams, each consisting of not more than eleven players, one of whom is the goalkeeper" Page 16: "...


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You don't see this in soccer. If a team is desperate to score a goal, the goalie comes out of his net and plays in the middle or front. For example when there is a corner kick, the goalie could go all the way to the opposite box to score. However, this happens often in indoor soccer. The goalie comes out at the end of the game replaced by an attacker. But ...


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Italy's Vittorio Pozzo was the first person to have won two FIFA World Cups as a coach (1934, 1938) Source: Wikipedia


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I didn't watch the game, but from what I've heard, the result of the Colombia-Senegal game meant that Japan were still set to qualify from the group even though they were losing 1-0. However, as they were tied with Senegal on points and goal difference, conceding another goal would knock Japan out and send Senegal through instead. If Japan pushed forward in ...


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Wikipedia lists quite a few comebacks from deficits of 25+ points in the 3rd or even early 4th quarter. The odds are certainly small that a team would turn it around, but even a glimmer of hope to win an extra game in a series seems monumental. Additionally, by pulling your starters you encourage the opponents to do so as well. By keeping your stars ...


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As it is mentioned in the question, the stars are pulled out with a few minutes left in the game. How early they are pulled depends on the point differential, the coach, and the team's momentum. In the NBA teams often go on runs where they outscore the other team by a wide margin in just a few minutes. It is not uncommon to see a team outscore their ...


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The players cover their mouths so no-one can understand what they are talking about. This is not something new, but as games are covered with more cameras in more angles the mouth covering becomes more common. You're right to point that it is unlikely to pass the info players talk about back to the pitch for that play. But teammates can talk about ...


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Yes, it does happen, although not very often. Goal difference can be important at the end of the season, so if your team was losing in a regular game, there's no point going all out to tie when the risk of conceding a goal is very high without a goalie in the net. On the other hand, during cup matches where a team is about to be put out unless they score a ...


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Being a coach doesn't require to be a good player at all. The requirements to become a football coach vary, but a bachelor's degree in sport coaching education, physical education, or exercise and sports science is often required. If you want to become a Pro Coach, then you will need to make bachelor's degree, more than likely. If you are in high school or ...


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It's also broadly true in the UK, where the various sports have coaching schemes which all attempt to adhere to the same definition of level, to describe how advanced a coach you are. From Level 1 teaching introductory material, to Level 5, being a Master coach, able to train competitors at the highest level of their sport. (This has some anomalies - ...


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I think any time you teach throwing to children you should try and make it simple and understandable. Some good teaching points: Feet shoulder-width apart. Your lead shoulder should be facing your target. With the ball in your throwing hand, make a "T" with your arms. The lead arm should now be pointing at the target. Step with your lead foot and let it ...


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The Japan vs Poland game was happening at the same time as the Senegal vs Colombia game. At the end of the games Poland and Colombia were winning their games by one goal. Given the standings Colombia would go through as first seed with 6 points, while Japan and Senegal were tied with 4 points. Japan and Senegal had the same number of points, goals, goal ...


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A point that hasn't been made in the other answers is that this tactic would be numerically much less effective in football than in ice hockey because of the larger teams. In ice hockey, pulling the goalie gives you six outfield players against five, which is a 20% increase over your opponent. In football, it would only give you eleven against ten, a 10% ...


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In soccer the goalkeeper can act just as another player. He can also use his hands in the penalty area, but he can play anywhere. It is relatively usual in play-out matches that the goalkeeper goes to attack, when there is a corner kick in the last minute and they lose by just one goal. This way the goalkeeper can try to score with a header. For instance, ...


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It is not necessary to have experience in playing international matches to become a cricket coach, although that would help. I can list a number of national team coaches who never played at the highest level: Tim Nielsen(coached the Australia national team), Shane Jurgensen(current Bangladesh coach), Richard Pybus(coached Pakistan) and probably most famously ...


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Stealing signs is "wrong" because Baseball's history goes back to the 1800s, when it was more of a "gentleman's game" (as compared to, say, American Football) and things like stealing signs would have been seen as beneath the managers (and players). The idea is that the purity of the batter versus pitcher matchup should not be tarnished (on either side - ...


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As stated by @PhilipKendall, there's no rule delimiting the functions of coaches and players. And to add to that: there's no rule that forces you to even have a coach present, nor for the coach to just coach. In lower tiers, clubs with financial or management problems that can't find a coach, would play following the directions of the captain and/or the ...


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Seems to me this is pretty similar to how our park district does things for sports/gymnastics classes/teams. They have a slightly different approach. What they do is have an early signup period, during which the only option is to confirm your enrollment for the next season/year/whatever of the exact class/sport you're in: same exact schedule, etc. So if ...


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Not really, no. Law 3.3, Substitution procedure says if a player who is to be replaced refuses to leave, play continues indicating that the referee has no power to enforce a substitution, and further is required to ignore an unsuccessful attempt rather than wait for the conflict to be resolved. Law 3.7, Extra persons on the field of play says If a team ...


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Following are the Coach of The Year award winners that did not come back to the team the next season: Dwane Casey - Toronto Raptors (17-18) George Karl - Denver Nuggets (12-13) Pat Riley - Los Angeles Lakers (89-90) Dolph Schayes - Philadelphia 76ers(65-66) Casey, and Schayes were fired by their teams. Pat Riley resigned, it's believe the Lakers were "...


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By using the principles outlined in "The Art of Learning" by Josh Waitzkin and "Body Mind Mastery" by Dan Millman, I have seen the greatest results from paying attention to Balance, movement minimization, and smoothness/rhythm. These principles are at the foundation of T'ai Chi; finding their application to throwing is the mission of the learning process. ...


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Instilling motivation, at any age, is typically a problem most coaches face. It’s a tough challenge to balance fun against hard work regardless of the age group. That’s why direction from the coach is so important. Especially when you consider the time constraints that many adults face. I’m a member of a rowing club. Our coach meets with each individual ...


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for the C-license (lowest license): „Trainer C – Leistungsfußball“/„Trainer B“ /"1. Lizenzstufe" 120 Learning units plus 20 units testing, (including 80 learning units based knowledge, 40 learning units profiling) 1 unit = 45min source: DFB C-Trainer ALLGEMEINE VORAUSSETZUNGEN


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It's because they don't want to get their lips read, not in the match but after that. Usually when you are playing a team sport, you have various codes, more or less hideous, that are useful to communicate to your team which plays or strategies you have to use in that moment regarding the training. Maybe it's a bit exagerated but seing Neymar saying "hey ...


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Your question is somewhat subjective and the answers (or at least this one) might be found to be opinion based. But for me there are a few factors to consider: You only get 3 substitutions You want to utilize your staring line up The reason behind substitutions Using these points I'll argue that the value of substitutions are not under utilized the way ...


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Yes, it is disrespectful. They're mocking their opponents with actions like these. It's basically saying "We're so awesome we don't even need a goalie against you". There are better ways to prevent them from being bored every week. For example rotation: Just let them play on a different position. This has cool side effects as well, such as: They learn ...


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They don't pull their goalie, but goalies can go anywhere they want on the field, so if they need an extra attacker on a free kick or something they may bring the goalie up to take the free kick so that they can have everybody else attacking, or they may just get the goalie to participate in the attack. This strategy is only applied if the team needs to ...


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