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The Power of Three

 For a game with 11 players using a sphere, most things in soccer come in threes.

Options with the ball

  1. Dribble
  2. Pass
  3. Shoot

Moments of the Game

  1. Own team in possession (offense)
  2. Opponent in possession (defense)
  3. Transition (change in possession)

Playing field

  1. Defensive third
  2. Mid-field
  3. Offensive third

Coaching evaluations

  1. Technique
  2. Insight
  3. Communication

Other Coincidences

  1. Most important shape in soccer (Triangle)
  2. Shape of the goal (width is 3 times the height)
  3. 1+1=3 (1 yellow+1 yellow makes a Red - three cards)

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