January 20, 2019

Skills & Techniques

Technique refers to a player’s ability to perform specific mechanical movements such as kicking, trapping or throwing the ball.  The mark of an experienced player is smooth, efficient motion and the ability to elegantly transition between different techniques.Soccer skill can be developed through repetition, observation or visualization. With regular training and practice of a specific movement or technique, the player builds confidence and the target motion becomes natural to him or her.
Another type of “training” one should consider is watching quality games on the TV or videos in slow motion.

The act of observing other players’ skills can help better your own technique. Visualization is a radical new method used to instill and develop one’s ability. It focuses on picturing yourself in the third person, while applying a specific technique.

The following are  the fundamental skills most often used in the game.

  • Shooting
  • Ball Control – controlling the ball at speed
  • Heading
  • Dribbling (drills, basic dribbling, intermediate moves and advanced)
  • Tackling