Before now, you probably thought that people were either born with soccer skills or they weren’t. This doesn’t have to be the case. If you do some research and follow a little advice, you can be good at soccer like the pros. Keep reading for more information.
Remember that you have a role on the team, whether you are a natural play maker or not. Some people simply make things happen on the field. If you do not have that talent, you can act as a support to those that have different skills than you do. Figure out what your role is and play to your strengths.
For short passes, use your instep to accurately direct the ball. Long passes are best made with your foot at the front. Such kicking lets you use more power to get the ball farther.
Switch the ball from one side to the other if you are trying to get away from a defender. Kick the ball with the inside of your foot and try gaining speed so you can escape the defender. Shield the ball with your body if the defender catches up to you.
If the defenders seem to be closing in on you, kick the ball to an unguarded player. They ought to have a couple of seconds prior to the defense crossing the field, and this can lower the risk of depositing the ball in a dangerous zone.