How to do soccer tricks - Introduction
In order to be able to do soccer tricks, players will need to work on developing ball control skills first.
Soccer tricks include body faints, ball rolling, stepovers, juking or doing anything to trick the opposing player and get past him/her.
Learning how to do soccer tricks takes time, patience and many failures through repetitions.
Once you master the soccer trick, muscle memory will help you use it during the game.
Player will first need to learn how to manipulate the soccer ball with ease in order to perform different tricks with the ball.
Best exercise to develop ball control skills and learn how to do soccer tricks is juggling the soccer ball.
Juggling the soccer ball will make the player get the feel for the ball as he/she kicks the soccer ball over and over repeatedly.
Once the touch on the soccer ball is developed through juggling, it will be much easier to learn how to perform different soccer tricks.
Juggling can be divided into two or even three groups; BEGGINER, ADVANCED, EXPERT.
Beginner players just starting out with juggling can use the one drop or hands to feet juggling technique.
One drop means that the player will attempt to kick the soccer ball and let it bounce once, than kick it again and so on until comfortable to kick the ball and keep it in the air without dropping it.
Every kick should be attempted to bring the ball up waist or chest high with control.
The other beginner method is when a player takes the soccer ball in his/her hands and drops it down to kick it back up to his/her hands using left and right foot (laces)… doing this repeatedly will make the player develop the touch on the ball and eventually ability to juggle the soccer ball.
Players should try and use both feet (left and right) to juggle the ball.
It is crucial for players who want to learn how to do soccer tricks with the ball to first get comfortable with the ball through juggling.
Advanced and Expert juggling is the point at which players are able to control the ball with different parts of the foot and body.
These players will keep the soccer ball in the air by juggling the ball using the inside of the foot, outside of the foot, laces, thighs, shoulders and head.
Once the player gets to this level of juggling, he/she will have no problem dribbling the soccer ball, learning how to do different and more difficult soccer tricks with great control on the ball.
Juggling is a foundation for learning how to do soccer tricks because it gives the player necessary ball control skills that are needed to learn different soccer tricks.
Once the player is comfortable juggling the ball, he/she can learn any trick by simply practicing it over and over again.
Learn different tricks and faints by simply picking up the soccer ball, finding a field to practice on, and a friend to make it more interesting and competitive.
First step in learning how to do any soccer trick is by breaking the move down into different parts and doing it slowly to get the routine down.
Once the trick is broken down, players will see different parts of the trick more clearly to learn and successfully complete the trick themselves.
Going on YouTube and watching players do different soccer tricks will also help the player learn how to do tricks that other players have already broken down and mastered.
The more tricks any player learns, easier it becomes to learn new, more difficult moves and tricks in soccer.
Any trick can be mastered with enough practice and repetitions.
Getting mad and frustrated is one of the biggest reasons that the players are not able to successfully complete or learn a trick.
Stay calm, focused and positive when learning any new soccer trick, with enough repetitions you will get the trick down making it easy to perform during games or scrimmage.
Keep playing and learning as the game is your best Coach ;)
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