May 16, 2011

Misdirection in a Soccer event

Who says that misdirection can only be used in the world of magic.  This is a great example that it can be used in all areas of life. Here the soccer team uses it to score a goal.

Misdirection has always played a role in the sports world. Like a play-action fake in football, the goal of using misdirection is to sell the opposition on one play, and then catch them off-guard by suddenly doing the exact opposite.


If you need a perfect example of how well it can work, look no further than a soccer game between Bryant (Arkansas) High School and Conway (Arkansas) High School, where Bryant used a form of misdirection on a set piece to score a bizarre goal.

As you can see from the video, the Bryant player about to take the kick runs into his own teammate, on purpose, and the third member of the team kicks the ball to a teammate streaking toward the goal, all while the Conway players were watching what was going on off to the side.