You never know when if you’ll be coaching one day. If so, wouldn’t it be great to have a binder full of exercises and training sessions already prepared? If you don’t plan on coaching, it still wouldn’t hurt to take notes of what you did as this is a great way to continually learn about the game of soccer. You’ll also be able to track your progress more accurately.
One of my biggest frustrations is when players pass the ball in the air when they could have given it to my feet. The point of a pass isn’t to just get me the ball, the point of the pass is to get me the ball to my feet so that I can make a quick decision without having to worry about bringing the ball under control first.
Basics, basics, basics, yet many players still make this error. For whatever reason many soccer don’t lead their teammate with the pass. It can be the most frustrating thing because when poorly execute it can result in a lost possession, counter attack or offensive individual effort.
A reader asked if I could write on the position of the roaming center midfielder. The roaming center midfielder position typically not a position that a person can say they play each and every game. It is a position that is only used in certain formations and to be played against certain teams. The player that plays this position is often a very skilled and offensive minded player.
My current soccer coach is a Brazilian named Bento. Read more on Bento by clicking here. Bento barely speaks English, however, his small vocabulary of the English language actually simplifies what he’s trying to express and as a result many players have a better understanding of what he is asking.
As our game changes, so must our tactics and thus our formations. The more we study the game the more we realize that there are ways to manipulate formations in order to create a means of either attack or defense. Even more detailed, you can tailor your team to play up the wings, down the middle, long balls over the top and etc.
Mistakes happen, they’re inevitable. The important thing is to learn from them. You want to make sure that they never happen again…or at least decrease the likelihood that they re-surface. For this blog I would like to demonstrate how a lapse in concentration can lead to a big mistake – a game changing mistake.
Every soccer player has heard of Brazilian legend Pele. Even most non soccer fans have heard of him. But what most people don’t know about him – including soccer fans – is the way he scored goals. Pele scored over 1,000 career goals therefore he must know a thing or two about putting the ball in the back of the net. So why not study him and improve your finishing abilities?
Many soccer players feel that if they can successfully dribble one or two defenders they have done their job. This is especially true for wingers. However, there are a few things to consider if you are a winger that can help you become a very dangerous player. These are simple but effective parts of the wingers role. They can also be used for other positions of the field including central midfield but can be used most often on the wing.