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Soccer Tips

Apr 06, 2013

Soccer is the most popular sport in the World so if you want to make it, you gotta practice. Practicing soccer skills is probably the easiest sport to practice, because all you need is a ball... not even... you can practice soccer skills by kicking around a can in the back alley. But if you really want to get serious, here are some soccer tips that can get you started to becoming the next Lionel Messi.

Find Soccer Friends

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Nothing will help you improve quicker and faster than some competition. If you don't have any friends that play soccer... find some. Even playing 1-on-1 with someone will help. The desire to win will help you hurdle over obstacles and figure out moves that will develop into dribbling and scoriing skills that you can use in a real game.

Slow-Motion Soccer

 

You can learn a lot about soccer from watching the pros on TV, DVDs, or even YouTube. A trick that you can do to learn pro skills is to watch your favorite player in slow-motion. By studying the movements that you see, try to copy those moves with your memory so you can try them out on the field.

Champion Coaching

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There's a reason why the best players and the best teams come from the same countries over and over throughout history. Many countries import coaches from these countries to teach their players how to play soccer properly. If you can find a good coach, you might be able to learn some of the secrets that make players of these countries champions at soccer:

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Germany
  • France
  • England
  • Mexico

Run, Run, Run

To be a soccer striker, running speed is very important. Soccer strikers need speed to get away from the defense so they can shoot the ball without a defender getting in the way.

Dangerous Dribbling

If you can dribble the soccer ball with your eyes closed, this will be the most-dangerous skill that you can have to keep the ball away from the defense. If you practice juggling the soccer ball everyday by yourself, you will learn how to do this.

Flexibility First

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Always stretch before you play soccer and you will notice that your game improves every practice. By stretching properly, not only do you make your range of motion bigger, but you can prevent yourself from getting injured. If you really want to excel, take some yoga classes!

Have your say...

What makes you a great soccer player. Let us know your tips in the comments below...

 

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It's definitely an American thing - here in Australia we have like no Cheerleaders or Cheerleading groups. I think it's a sport but I'm not really into it. I think any girls or boys can do it. :3
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use to like ballet and now gymnastics cause ballet does't suit me
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Enki
Enki posted in Xtreme Sports:
Sure, many girls can fight, in fact some can fight really well, however it is a fact that women are generally physically weaker than men, which means that if a healthy male and a healthy female were to fight then the outcome wouldn't be 50/50 but rather 25/75 if even that much, this assumes that both the male and female have the same experience, training and of course both are healthy. This doesn't mean that women are inferior to men, but I am just pointing out facts, the notion that men and women are exactly the same and should be carrying out the same tasks is ridiculous.
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