Soccer Player Skill Development

Gareth Bale is good enough for Brazil

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.

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Take notes on your coaches methods

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.

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Who said women are less skilled than men?

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?

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Freekicks: the Ronaldo Rocket

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.

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