Anyone willing to play sports wants to be good at them. It is not enough to just want to be a great player. You have to get out and try the things you’ve learned. The following article contains tips you can use to become the player that you want to be.
Never make the assumption that you’re out of the current play once you’ve passed a ball. Keep up with the action as you may see the ball soon come back to you. A good player will give you the ball back if they need help.
An important skill to become familiar with is called the “Outside Elastico.” This strategy can assist you in cutting inside quickly whenever defenders are approaching you. Start by practicing with a cone or shoe as a marker. Step away from the cone about five steps. Start by dribbling the ball towards the cone. When you get close, touch outside, then touch insider. The touch to the outside is what will fool your opponents. The second touch should be harder than the first.
Always look for times to practice. Keep your footy with you at all times. That way, you can practice whenever you have some free time. Just use your feet to keep it under control so it becomes second nature.
If your dribbling skills are lacking, use a tennis ball to practice. This helps you work on foot work. Once you have gotten comfortable doing this, a normal footy ball will be much easier to dribble.
If you try out for a team, focus on the things you do best and feel comfortable with rather than showing off and trying to do something you cannot fully master. Do not attempt any moves you are completely comfortable with until after you are on the team. Tryouts are for showcasing your strengths to the coach.
After you have just read the above information now is the time to go out use all that knowledge on the footy field. Practice these skills and teach them to your teammates as well. You’ll be a better team if you all practice together.