Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Professional Soccer Skills Development

Professional sports are incredibly competitive, but there are things you can do to ensure that you are ready to face off against the competition and show them you've got what it takes to go pro. This article will help you to learn tips and strategies to hone your skills so you are ready to take it to the next level.

Playing  soccer as a profession is the same thing as taking any other field as your profession. You do this in steps, by first of all attending any soccer academy or any soccer school or training for some period until you are mature for professional soccer. Most people know about this but they have a problem of finding a club to play for. They feel clubs need to come and search for them wherever they live and as a result of that many people have vast their potentials. They have not really used it the way they are suppose to use it. They keep on training waiting for clubs to come and search for them until they are off age. But am sure that you will not want to be like that, isn’t it? If yes is your answer then this is what you need to do after your coarse of training, which can change your life and help you explore your talent.

In soccer, as in any other walk of life, there are many hurdles to overcome. These hurdles need to be confronted with determination and a positive attitude. I have met many hopefuls over the years who thought that only “special” people made it as soccer players. These boys have no self belief and predictability gave up after the first set back. Others thought that anyone could become a soccer player with little or no effort. Those too were lost to the game when the going got tough.

In team sports, the key to victory goes beyond just putting the best players on the field. Soccer is a thinking person's game because it is low-scoring and involves tactics beyond just beating the other team with speed, strength or hustle. A mix of those three qualities in defense, midfield and offense is crucial to success, but is still only one piece of the formula. A layered strategy with the ability to change plans of attack quickly is essential.

1- You need to set up realistic goals, ex: decide what you want to achieve in the upcoming season. This may include the amount of goals that you want to score, learning to score with both feet, improve your dribbling ablates and so on. You get the idea. This will help you move forward and you will be able to monitor your overall development.

2- Make sure to stick to these goals, don’t just write them down and then forget about them. Instead, make sure to stick to them completely. Don’t either set up too unrealistic goals. I mean, if you are just started to play soccer it is hard to expect that you will become a professional immediately.

3- Always work hard during your practices and games. This is very important as if you are not giving 100 % on your practice you will not either do it during your games. Make also sure to practice extra. You see, it is not enough to only participate in your regular training sessions. You need to spend a lot of time by practicing on your own.

4- Live your life like a professional. This includes sleeping at least 8 hours per night, no alcohol, proper soccer diet etc. This is very many talents fail; they simply think that their talent is enough to make it all the way (which is completely wrong). It doesn’t matter how much talent you have because if you don’t live like a professional you will not either become a one.

5- Never give up. You must always keep on working and move forward no matter how hard it feels. I am not saying that you will become professional by following these tips because there are other things that you need to get right but that you can’t affect (injuries, skillful coach and so on). However, these tips should give you an indication on what it takes to become a professional soccer player.

The best part about playing soccer is doing it well and ultimately winning, especially when it’s almost to the degree of embarrassing your opponent with your skill and talent. Whether it’s making a great pass, scoring an incredible goal, dribbling by someone with ease—leaving the defender at a standstill, these are all great achievements that inspire a certain amount of well deserved satisfaction. Master the offensive and defensive game plans that get the entire team playing as a unit.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Soccer Team Skills

Do you play Soccer? Or do you have a team? I think most of the guys around, love to play soccer and love to be the part of soccer team of their school, college, university or even of their area or community. The Most attractive part of soccer is to select the soccer gear, which contain Soccer Ball, Soccer Uniforms, Shits, kits, soccer jerseys and others stuffs. Kids love to play soccer as they want to be the icon of Soccer in future and want to wear what a Soccer start wear and how they play is the reflection of any Soccer Icon. For practising soccer people go to academies and coaching centres and pay huge amount to learn how to play soccer and learn the most famous tactics that are used my famous players of soccer. Let me tell your some thing about how you can build the team work. Soccer players need a lot of different skills, and it does not matter for most of these skills whether you teach Skill A or Skill B first. However, there are some skills that are absolute "must-haves" for any player- and are so important that you probably will want to teach them first. 

These are basic ball-holding skills (receiving and shielding); basic ball-stealing skills (defence); and basic take-on skills (attacking). Most kids naturally seem to have a few basic defensive skills, even if they were never formally taught. The other two areas require instruction to accomplish with even minimal competency, so there is a good argument to start first with ball-holding skills; move next to take-on skills; and then to get to ball-stealing skills.

Now let me explain you some of the above skills. Why ball-holding before take-on? Simple. Once you get possession, the other side is going to try to take the ball back. If you can hang onto the ball under pressure, you'll have time to make better decisions (including finding an open teammate to pass the ball to). Now how you can practice this: Start with two equal-sized players with a single ball in a grid about 3-yards square and have them work on holding the ball by using simple rolls, pullbacks and other touches to shield the ball. If you teach your players ANYTHING, teach them the skills to keep possession. Once they realize that they have the skills to keep an opponent from stealing the ball, they will gain the confidence to lift their heads up and find another player to pass off to. Before they gain this confidence, you can expect terrible passing simply because they will get flustered at the first hint of pressure (and might even "feel" panicked at pressure which is 10-20 yards away). Until your players can hold a ball 1v1 in a grid about 10 feet by 10 feet for a count of around 7-8, they are not going to have enough confidence to do very well on the field. What these coaches don't realize is that a player only needs to know about 3 basic moves to be able to dribble very successfully--and that virtually all top-notch players use these same 3 moves about 90% of the time when they are dribbling the ball. Any one wants to learn these three Skills. Let me explain here. The moves are the check (a/k/a "magic hop" in some Vogelsinger videos); the simple cut/explosion using the outside of the dribble foot; and the chop (cut with the inside of the foot). If they can master these three moves, and learn the standard, straight-ahead dribbling technique (i.e. knee over the ball; front of dribble foot pulls the ball along so it stays on/near the foot at all times), they can learn to beat a reasonable number of defenders especially if those defenders are coming in at speed.