While taking penalties can be stressful, practising often puts you in control of the situation and means that you’ll approach the penalty spot with confidence, knowing that you have the technique and talent to bury it.
In addition to this, practising penalties also allows you to improve your striking technique and your ability to keep calm and focused in a pressure-filled environment.
In this article, we’ll take a look at what a penalty kick in soccer is and then go over some tips and tricks on how to bury your spot kick past the keeper, time and time again.Continue reading
A flamboyant and flashy trick, the rainbow is sure to draw gasps of amazement and appreciation from any crowd.
Quite tough to pull off, the move involves you flicking the ball over your head and that of your opponent.
It’s the ball’s arching trajectory that lends the trick its name.
To master the move, you’ll need to spend quite a lot of time practising out on the training pitch as it demands a high level of technique as well as impeccable timing and fleet footwork.Continue reading
A fabulous feint that can both trick and confuse your opponent, the elastico move is a great skill to have in your locker.
Used by such legendary players as Ronaldinho and Cristiano Ronaldo, the elastico can help you to throw a defender off balance, send them in the wrong direction, and give you enough time to power past them.
Primarily used by offensive players in the final third, the mesmerising move demands fantastic close control, quick footwork, and lots of patience and practice to get right.
So you can dazzle and amaze out on the pitch, here are six simple steps that’ll teach you how to master the elastico move.Continue reading
Although learning how to cross a soccer ball seems like a relatively easy skill to improve, it is deceptively hard to master. On any given weekend you’ll see professional players regularly fail to beat the defender, overhit the cross, or play the ball in behind all of the strikers. This is because you not only need to […]Continue reading
When a player pulls off the rabona move successfully, it never fails to elicit gasps of astonishment and appreciation from onlookers before a round of applause breaks out. “The Rabona” can be used to either pass, shoot, or cross the ball and is usually only attempted by very technically adept and confident players. Get it wrong and […]Continue reading