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In football, the skills that are my weaknesses are: tackling, set pieces, dribbling and crossing.The fitness components that are my weaknesses are: balance, flexibility, muscular endurance and reaction time.

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GCSE PE Coursework- Section 3 Miguel Blanes In football, the skills that are my weaknesses are: tackling, set pieces, dribbling and crossing. I think my tackling is one of my weaknesses in football. This lets me down on the defensive side of my game when we are not in possession. As a centre midfield, a big part of my role is to track back and help the defenders however as my tackling is poor, I am not able to cover and help out my defenders as I don't usually win the ball. This is problem is further worsened when the centre backs go up for corners, and I am left behind to mark the opposition strikers. As my tackling isn't too strong I am often left isolated, and when I miss a tackle our team consequently concedes more goals as a result of this. I know this is one of my weaknesses because I only win around 30% of tackles I get involved in according to match analysis and I am usually asked to play attacking midfield by my manager instead of occupying a more defensive role. Set pieces are another weakness of mine. My penalties, corners and free kicks are not a particular strong part of my game. ...read more.

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This often leads to my team's lack of chances in games, and this could be amended if my crossing was better as more opportunities to score would arise for my teammates which may lead to my team winning more games. By being better at crossing it would tactically allow me to play more positions in midfield, i.e. left or right, as crossing is a big part of a wide midfield player's game. The fitness components that are my weaknesses are: balance, flexibility, muscular endurance and reaction time. I believe balance is a weakness because, in games I often loose my balance giving the ball away to the opposition. This occurs more regularly when I am sprinting as it is easier to lose your balance when running quickly. This often gives an advantage to the opposition player and when I get off balance, I loose the ball. This also happens when I am stretching for the ball. If I stretch too far, I loose my footing so even if I do intercept the ball, I give it away again as I fall over leaving the ball to run loosely giving the perfect opportunity for the opposing to take possession and create a chance. ...read more.

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This means when I play football I am only able to perform 10 sprints instead of 15 as my muscles begin to tire earlier when they repeatedly contract. This means I am not able to get to the ball before an opposition so the result of this is that they tackle me and the attack breaks down, this also means the other team regain possession an can create an opportunity to score. If I am played through on goal near the end of a match, I struggle to reach it. If I had better muscular endurance maybe I would be able to sprint those extra 5 times and get to the ball even late on in games and create more chances for myself. Finally, my reaction time is another of my weaknesses and it lets me down sometimes. Because of this, I cannot reach the ball before an opponent and maybe score as my reaction time is slow, meaning I have fewer opportunities to score in games and this has a negative affect on my performance. This also lets me down if the ball takes a deflection or a funny bounce. Sometimes in matches, if the ball bounces awkwardly, I am slow to react to it giving the opposition more time to get to it before me. This leads to me giving away possession and the opposition may score as a result. ...read more.

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