How to make it as a Professional Soccer Player – Increase Your Chances Achieving Success

Many players have dreamed of becoming a top international player in world football. Playing with greats and touring the globe playing in prestigious tournaments. You are in the midst of famous players and top notch coaching staff. But there are some key factors and behaviours that have helped those at the top, make it there… Continue reading How to make it as a Professional Soccer Player – Increase Your Chances Achieving Success

What do I wear for my soccer match? – Football Gear & Equipment Guide

For some people simply getting the opportunity to play the game is enough, and they would only need the bare necessities such as a field, a soccer ball and something to signify the goal posts. However, for the committed and serious player, a lot more is needed, in terms of attire and equipment to complete… Continue reading What do I wear for my soccer match? – Football Gear & Equipment Guide

The BASICS: Learning the rules of soccer (For Novices)

Basically the games are played on a field, which is also called a pitch, with two separate 45 minute time lines. The break in-between these two segments, is usually used for regrouping purposes and redefining strategies. Typically a field would measure in 100 yards long and about 50 yards wide, although there are some fields… Continue reading The BASICS: Learning the rules of soccer (For Novices)

Soccer Skills Round Up – The Best Skill & Drill Videos October Vol 1

A Handy Collection of Soccer Skills from Instagram. Handpicked by our editorial team. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Football videos (@footballoksigen) Watch Neymar Jr and Lionel Messi show off their skills by nutmegging their opponents. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Footizer ⚽️ (@footizer) Sterling with a sublime… Continue reading Soccer Skills Round Up – The Best Skill & Drill Videos October Vol 1

How do I get better at soccer really fast?

How do I get better at soccer really fast? You have probably been watching videos and reading articles on how to improve in soccer. You are also probably following a number of soccer/skill related social accounts on Instagram or Twitter. You have also most importantly bought a great book on football technique philosophy, teaching you… Continue reading How do I get better at soccer really fast?

How to help your son improve at soccer – A handy guide

We all want our children to perform well while they are playing team sports. These games are taking place during their formative years, and developing self esteem and character through sports is key to their development.  As a parent or relative you can invest small amounts of time for maximum reward. Kids are great at… Continue reading How to help your son improve at soccer – A handy guide

Soccer: Training for Soccer in the Gym

We have often been told that training in the gym for any sport can make you stiff, bulky with unoptimised muscle. A great example would be boxing, where excessive weight training can contribute to less agility and loss in power. If you study the physique of most mobile footballers, you will see varying levels of… Continue reading Soccer: Training for Soccer in the Gym

A Very Useful Soccer Drill – To improve your sideways dribbling (For Wingers & Midfielders)

This drill when practised over the course of days will help you to carry the ball sideways with ease. Once perfect you will be able carry the ball smoothly from side to side while scanning g the pitch for possible openings and opportunities. Many defenders will not engage directly straightaway when in this body position.… Continue reading A Very Useful Soccer Drill – To improve your sideways dribbling (For Wingers & Midfielders)

Top 10 Training Soccer Equipment for: Speed, Dribbling & Power

You can train your body for most aspects of football without any special equipment other than a soccer ball. But there are some great pieces of equipment you can buy to maximise your progress and focus on special areas. Some are crucial to taking you to the next level, and other are somewhat of a… Continue reading Top 10 Training Soccer Equipment for: Speed, Dribbling & Power

Football Fitness – Which position runs the most and least in soccer?

Most players tend not to love the fitness side of soccer. 11-a-side football can be a very physically demanding task for the average player. Other than the obvious minimal fitness required of a goalkeeper, we will examine who has to do the most, and least “water carrying” on the field. Before we dive in, it’s… Continue reading Football Fitness – Which position runs the most and least in soccer?

Soccer: Dribbling with the ball under pressure

We know, you’ve practised in your spare time with cones. You’ve been working on your speed ladder exercises and ball mastery. Your touch is awesome and when you’re out there alone you have Zidane like ball control.  But sometimes, you get to the match and depending on who you’re playing with some of it goes… Continue reading Soccer: Dribbling with the ball under pressure

Learning Defensive Midfield – Your positioning and reading of the game

Defensive midfield is somewhat of a specialised position in today’s game. Many teams opt for hybrid midfielders in their playing systems, but a solid DM still can change a game. The Job of a Defensive Midfielder A Defensive Midfielder’s main role is to protect the back four (or three) from attacks from the opposing team.… Continue reading Learning Defensive Midfield – Your positioning and reading of the game

How to play at full back position in soccer: Positioning yourself and how to defend well

Find out how to really nail down your starting place or grow into your position as we look at the key aspects of a full back job. How you go about it is an entirely different story and up to you. This quick guide will show you what to do, and why right back, left… Continue reading How to play at full back position in soccer: Positioning yourself and how to defend well

Getting more comfortable dribbling with the ball

Dribbling takes practice When you improve your dribbling you will notice! And so will your teammates. Knowing you can get out of sticky situations with possession offers a plan B, if a move doesn’t come together. Sometimes you may have opponents trying to close you down and passes are blocked. In scenarios like that, you… Continue reading Getting more comfortable dribbling with the ball

How to do more skills in a soccer match – Improve your trickery

Skills, trickery, fakes and feints… Improving your trickery is an art that does take some time, but luckily this book shows you the fundamental building blocks for you to use when developing your style. Almost every player has a set of practices and feints they use when necessary; they use them over and over again and have mastered the… Continue reading How to do more skills in a soccer match – Improve your trickery

The art of the long pass – Advanced soccer tips

Long Passing/Crossing Greats like Cesc Fabregas and Paul Scholes have shown over the years how important and effective long passing can be. Long passing allows you to use your vision and distribute the ball to almost any area on the pitch quickly without fear of interception. It can be used to relieve a certain area of pressure… Continue reading The art of the long pass – Advanced soccer tips

How to take accurate free kicks in soccer

Free Kicks A free kick offers a chance to basically have a free shot at goal. Although it is unpressured, your certainly feel the pressure if you the one taking one! So relaxation and focus is at the forefront of this technique. Legendary famous free-kickers include David Beckham, Juninho, Christiano Ronaldo, Robin Van Persie and many others.… Continue reading How to take accurate free kicks in soccer

Soccer: How to shoot properly and improve your finishing

There are 3 main types of shooting: Instep – This part of your foot is positioned just near the laces above the big toe. This is perhaps the most powerful shot but can lack accuracy. Inside foot – This part of your foot is normally used for passing but can be effective for placed and accurate shots. Outside foot – This is an expert… Continue reading Soccer: How to shoot properly and improve your finishing

How to improve your soccer vision – passing and receiving the ball like a genius

Vision They say that in a blind man’s world the man with one eye is king. Well in a football game usually the players with the most vision are the most effective. You may be able to beat 5 players in a row but it means little if you don’t have the vision to see… Continue reading How to improve your soccer vision – passing and receiving the ball like a genius

Soccer: How to improve your finishing

A Quick guide to finishing your breakfast – in front of goal. Tip: It’s mostly mental…… Do you do all the hard and dribble past 10 people with some fancy footwork, finally lose the last defender only to miss your shot? Read on for more help. The art of finishing is an interesting subject as having a good shot does not… Continue reading Soccer: How to improve your finishing

Soccer Dribbling: A Guide to Fast / Quick Feet

Fast Feet If you look at the best dribblers and players who are skilled in possession, you will notice they are able to take many steps in all directions quickly. They are able to turn, swivel and change position more easily than the opponents. When your feet are fast you open up a bigger range… Continue reading Soccer Dribbling: A Guide to Fast / Quick Feet

Lionel Messi’s Dribbling Tips – A Case Study

Case study: Messi’s Dribbling Tips In a video online, Lionel Messi, who is probably the best dribbler in the world at time of print, shows some of his techniques he uses to beat defenders. When 1v1 (back to defender): 1.       Messi explains he receives the ball with the foot facing away from the defender, then proceeds to have a quick… Continue reading Lionel Messi’s Dribbling Tips – A Case Study

Receiving: The keys to a better first touch

First Touch and receiving First touch is one of the most paramount abilities needed during a game of football. It can either buy you extra seconds to think and execute another move, or land you into trouble. Before you get stuck in, you may want to find out how to first be in the best positions for receiving… Continue reading Receiving: The keys to a better first touch

Becoming a pass master – Improving your soccer passing

Passing To pass the ball, you would normally pass with the inside of your foot for the most accuracy. Players of higher skill levels pass using all parts of the foot with the outside lace coming in handy when playing a pass at a difficult angle when there isn’t time to switch feet. Learning to pass well… Continue reading Becoming a pass master – Improving your soccer passing

Improving your balance for soccer

Building Balance  As football primarily centres around forcing opponents off balance, balance is a crucial part of any footballers’ skill-set. Balance can be built up over time using a variety of exercises. Exercise 1: Try standing on your tip toes for 30 second intervals. Any move in football is much faster and easier if done on your toes. Try standing on one foot… Continue reading Improving your balance for soccer

11 top skills used in soccer matches

Popular Skills Most Used in Football It would be impractical and confusing to try and describe every skill in football in this format. So here is a list of popular skills for you to look up on the YouTube/video sites: –   De vaca – Marseilles Turn –  Flip flap – Stepovers – Reverse Step Over’s – Roulette… Continue reading 11 top skills used in soccer matches