Anyone who enjoys playing sports wants to excel. Wanting it badly just is not enough. You have to do more than just read about it, it’s important to practice it, too. Continue ahead for some tips and neat tricks that will show you how to simple it is to better your footy skills.
If a defender is closing the distance between the two of you, it is time to pass your ball. Retain the ball until the defense if breathing down your neck, then pass it an unprotected player. That player will be able to maintain possession for some time prior to the defenders closing in on them.
Short passing with accuracy requires that you use the inside part of your foot. Long passing can be improved upon by kicking the ball off the front part of your foot, down towards the laces. Such kicking lets you use more power to get the ball farther.
Always watch the ball when you’re playing footy. The ball can move around so fast that it is hard to track. If you take your eyes off the ball, your opponents can get it and head for the goal.
Don’t pass up on times when you can be practicing. Try bringing your footy ball along when you go somewhere and every time you have some free time you can practice some drills. Dribble or drag the ball with your feet when you need to walk between two different places.
Make the opposition think you have pattern when you cross the footy ball the same way for several plays. This will make the defense try to anticipate what’s going to happen next. Use this to your advantage by no longer passing the ball or passing it in the opposite direction.
Now that you have read up on becoming a better football player, the next step is to put that knowledge into action. Practice your skills, and impress your teammates with your improvement. You might find that you can win your next big game.