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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

Soccer 1 on 1Soccer 1 on 1Courtesy of 1 on 1 Soccer

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

Soccer CountriesSoccer CountriesCourtesy of capetownmagazine.com

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

Soccer YogaSoccer YogaCourtesy of www.heykiki.com

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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Lolly20 posted in Xtreme Sports:
of coarse girls can be stronger than boys but some are not :wave
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How the game works: you roast the favorite american football player of the person above you  EXAMPLE: Mathew Stafford LIONS QB USER BELOW: hes the worst qb in nfl did you know that? Ok first person to reply roasts my player:  Favorite NFL Player: Antonio Brown #84 Pittsburgh Steelers
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Lolly20 posted in Cheerleading:
as long as they r happy i think it is fine :)
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A recent comment on a video gave me this idea , of writing about this whole scenario  the comment was something like this Messi + Ronaldo = Zlatan It was something that made me happy , cuz i'm a Zlatan fan myself , but keeping that aside I'll be honest in stating the reasons due to which Zlatan is considered better among fans  1st - Tired of Messi vs Ronaldo ; For those of you tired of the endless Messi vs Ronaldo debate Zlatan is the middle way , when Zlatan was asked for a word to describe Messi and Ronaldo  he said for Messi - Fantastic , for Ronaldo - Good ( he'd definitely prefer messi since he was in barca , so definitely against Real Madrid , but i'll skip that ) , but when asked about one word for Zlatan - "WOW!" that was his answer 2nd - If you believe in extraordinary and Jaw-dropping stuff; If we talk about Messi and Ronaldo we'll think constant goal scorers and team players and who deliver something great evry time the team needs it , but Zlatan he may also score regularly not as frequent as Messi or Ronaldo , but every time he scores it's another jaw dropping goal , whether that 32 yard bicycle kick vs England or extraordinary volleys Zlatan is Zlatan 3rd Zlatan does things nobody does; You won't see Ronaldo having fun with reporters or Messi bad mouthing his manager even when he is wrong , Zlatan doesn't cares,  like who can forget the epic reply to Arsene Wenger on asking Zlatan to play a trial game , -" ZLATAN doesn't do Auditions" If some of you guys don't agree with me no problem , everybody has their own opinion , and if you don't agree with me cuz you don't know about any of those Zlatan goals or interviews , then you should definitely search the internet for - Extraordinary Zlatan  ZLATAN may had not won the -ballon d'or , but has won large no of trophies and league titles  search for zlatan ibrahimovic - titles and trophies for that
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Well for me, I think totally! Inside that is. When a guy says girls can't play sports I think THEY can't be cheerleaders. But if a guy says girls CAN play sports, yep, they could be cheerleaders
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