Shooting is a fundamental part of soccer that, like any other skill, players must learn, hone, and practice on regularly.
On countless occasions, we hear soccer commentators or pundits speak about a player’s natural ability to strike a ball with precision accuracy or unworldly power.
While it’s true that some stars are naturally talented, shooting with power and accuracy typically comes from good technique.Continue reading
When you hear the term “knuckleball”, the first soccer player that comes to mind is probably Cristiano Ronaldo.
There is no doubt that he’s made the technique popular since his time with Manchester United — especially with his freekicks.
However, the background of the knuckleball technique stretches far before Ronaldo’s emergence as a legendary soccer player.
The mastery of the technique should be easier if one reviews the way that different soccer players execute it.Continue reading
At any level, shielding the ball in a game of soccer is an important skill to have.
This is more so for players in specific positions than others, but useful for everyone.
Shielding the ball is when a player in possession places their body as a barrier between the ball and the opponent.Continue reading
Andres Iniesta’s signature move – “La Croqueta” – is a simple skill worth mastering to help you maneuver in and out of tight spots.
It sees you shift the ball swiftly from one foot to the other before powering away from the defender.
While this sounds simple enough, there’s actually more to the move than fancy footwork.Continue reading