Every off-season should be used to work on your weaknesses. Ask your coach and feelow teammates for feedback as to what areas of your game you need to improve. You may already have an idea which areas they are.
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.
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.
AC Milan’s Andrea Pirlo is currently the one of the most creative passers in the world. His highlights found all over the internet are a testament to this. One forgets that his teammate, a cultural soccer icon, David Beckham lifted the term “to bend the ball” into the everyday lexicon because of his great passing skills. There’s been movies written about it. Together, they represent the past and the future of passing.
There are many components of the game of soccer that are over-looked – much like every aspect of life. The reason some players are better than others can be attributed to talent and work ethic, but quite a bit can also be attributed to paying attention to all the details of the game; that is what makes a player great. The difference between good and great is inches; the difference between good and great boils down to the meticulous fine points.