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Why BOOT IT is a Four Letter Word

And the truth is that playing out of the back, if taught and executed correctly, is actually safer than sending the ball long.

It’s something you hear at soccer games at all ages and levels in the United States all too often:

A player wins possession of a ball deep in their own half and immediately the call rings out from at least one parent on the sideline, and often from the coach and team mates as well. ... “BOOT IT!”

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