When was the last time you tried scoring by using your backheel? Have you ever given it a try? Sometimes all it takes to score is to re-direct the ball on net. It doesn’t have to be something fancy but rather something unexpected that catches the defense and goalie by surprise. This is often how the backheel goal is scored.
This past week in Champions League action Welsh left winger and Tottenham Hotspur player Gareth Bale made a big statement for himself. He scored a hat-trick in a 4-3 loss to defending European champions Inter Milan. Not only did he score all three goals for Tottenham but the way he ran with the ball from center field all the way into the 18 yard box before emphatically scoring made him a household name in the soccer world. One could even argue an overnight success.
Many soccer players feel they cannot take a shot until they have either completely faked-out a defender, or until they have come the door-step of the net. What’s important to remember is that the more shots you take in a game, the higher the potential for a goal is to be scored. However, it is important to take educated shots.
This type of pass only works when it is done to perfection. If not, it risks being a give-away and others will wonder why you even bothered making this attempt. Be sure to practice this often in training and once you become quite good at it don’t hesitate to put it into action.
It’s good to have routines in soccer. These include pre-game routines, training routines and routines that you do the week leading up to a big game. Some players even become superstitious hoping that will be the difference in playing well or not.
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.
Everyone, at one point or another, has been introduced to the magical skill of some of the best soccer players ever to grace the game. The 1986 World Cup saw Maradona take on an entire team from half field and score a goal for the ages. Barcelona’s Lionel Messi essentially copy & pasted Maradona’s effort and went through an entire team to score an almost identical goal. Ronaldinho has pranced through so many players and teams that its difficult to pinpoint just one effort. But where my girls at?
Receiving the ball at your feet as a defender, midfielder or forward yield different scenarios and expectations from each position. Nonetheless, one basic rule should always be practiced by every player on the field: never stop the ball directly in front of you – push it slightly in one direction.
Christiano Ronaldo has been ordained as one of the best free kick takers of all time. His unique approach to striking the ball during a free-kick has left goalies baffled and players envious. There are 3 simple tips that, if practiced continuously, can be the catalyst for your shot to become a rocket. Here are the tips that no one else is willing to share.
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.
How often do you shoot on net from 40 yards out? I’m not talking about 25 yards or even 35 yards. I’m talking, literally shooting from 40 yards out. Perfecting the shot from this distance can help any player become a very dangerous shooter from anywhere outside the box.