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How to increase your technical ability

When you are dribbling the ball, it is extremely important that the ball stays very close to your foot at all times.  Your foot should act as a velcro to the ball.  But why is this?  Whats the benefit of dribbling this way?

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Amaze people with the diving header

Diving through the air head first to reach the ball among swinging boots and shifting players is gutsy.   A diving header is one of those spectacular and acrobatic moves that almost always dazzles.  Although it’s a technique that is very difficult to master and takes great amounts of coordination, courage and fearlessness, if used correctly, it can be one of the deadliest weapons for a player.

Master these 4 steps to the diving header and you will have people ooh-ing and ah-ing in amazement.

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Tips to Make you a Faster Sprinter

There are many details about becoming the best soccer player which are overlooked by coaches.  Players will grow up and yet the most basic things were not taught at a young age or at all. Years go by and players either do wrong movements or are as efficient as they could be. Proper technique in running is often overlooked. It sounds basic but it is. We all know how to run; it can’t be that difficult, right? We just move our legs faster than when walking. However, there are several aspects of proper technique when running which should be memorized. Below are several tips that the best sprinters in the world and soccer players use to become faster and more efficient runners.

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Tips so you aren’t so predictable on the field

Some teams and players become predictable in how they play, move the ball and options they chose on the field.  Whether you have a scouting report or not try to learn as much about how your opposition plays when the game starts.  I always like to take the first few minutes of the game and watch exactly what the opposition is doing.  Analyze and study then. 

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Soccer Player Skill Development

When and How to Slide-Tackle

There is a time for everything.  In the same frame of mind, timing is everything.

The slide tackle is one of those elements of the game that has to be used to perfection.  The success of a slide tackle is based on three factors:

  1. Technique
  2. Timing
  3. Implementation