How to do soccer tricks?
To be able to do soccer tricks, players will need to develop ball control skills first and foremost.
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.
Players will first need to learn how to manipulate the soccer ball with ease to perform different tricks with the ball.
The 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 feel for the ball as he/she kicks the soccer ball repeatedly.
Once the touch on the soccer ball develops through juggling and drills with the soccer ball, it will be much easier to learn how to perform different soccer tricks.
We can divide juggling can in two or even three groups; BEGINNER, ADVANCED, and EXPERT.
Beginner players just starting 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, let it bounce once, kick it again, and so on until comfortable to kick the ball and keep it in the air without dropping it.
Attempt to kick the ball up waist or chest high with control.
Another method for beginners is to drop the ball out of hands, and kick it back up to catch using hands. Doing this and kicking the ball back into hands over and over again will make the player develop the touch on the ball and eventually ability to juggle the soccer ball.
Players should 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 soccer ball through juggling.
Advanced and Expert juggling is where players can 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.
When the player feels comfortable with using different parts of the body to juggle the soccer ball, he/she will have no problem dribbling the soccer ball and learning how to do different and more difficult soccer tricks with exceptional control on the ball.
Juggling is a foundation for learning how to do soccer tricks because it gives the player the necessary ball control skills needed to learn different soccer tricks.
Once the player is comfortable juggling the ball, he/she can learn tricks by practicing it repeatedly.
Learn different tricks and faints by picking up the soccer ball, finding a field to practice on, and a friend to make it more exciting and competitive.
The first step in learning how to do any soccer trick is starting with breaking the move down into different parts and doing it slowly to get the routine down.
Once the trick gets broken down, players will see different parts of the method more clearly to learn and complete the skill themselves.
YouTube layers doing different soccer tricks and learn how to do tricks, skills, and dribbles that other players have already broken down and mastered.
The more tricks any player learns, the easier it becomes to learn new, more complicated moves and soccer skills.
Master any skill, trick, or soccer dribble with enough practice and repetitions.
Getting mad and frustrated is one of the biggest reasons players cannot complete or learn a trick.
Stay calm, focused, and positive when learning any new soccer trick. With repetitions, you will get the skill down, making it easy to perform during games or scrimmage.
Keep playing and learning. The game is your best Coach.