Learning more about footy can be very exciting. You must like it, or you would not be reading this. If you want to play better, you have to gain all the skills and knowledge you can. To become a greater footy player, read on.
Unless you’re in a prime position to attempt a shot on goal, you should not do so. If there isn’t an open field, locate a teammate in a better position. Make a quick pass for the best results.
Even if you have passed the ball, you aren’t done yet. Follow the recipient of your pass and look for an opportunity to help them. You should be ready when a teammate is ready to pass the ball off to you.
Teach yourself to perform an easy Outside Elastico. The goal of this maneuver is to quickly cut back in towards the field from the outer flanks. To learn the move, use a cone or other marker placed on the field. Start five steps away from the cone. Start dribbling towards the cone. When you start closing in on your cone, try taking a little touch outside and quickly touching the ball to the inside again. The outside touch is what fools your opponents. Remember, the second touch has to be larger than the first.
You can throw off an opponent by dribbling opposite of the direction you are headed in. The defender is going to follow you in the false direction, and then you can quickly change direction. You can get around the defender easily this way.
To improve endurance, train during the off season by engaging in long distance running. In one game, you may run as many as eight miles. By distance training, you will increase your stamina, resulting in the ability to play football for longer periods of time without a break.
With the skills you have you gained by reading this piece, you are ready to put this knowledge to the test. You must remember that practice and dedication are key. Keep in mind what has been described in detail so that you can be a much more effective player out there on the field.