As time seems to move faster and faster, so does the speed of play in the game of soccer. Sometimes the ball circulates so rapidly that it’s hard for a spectator to keep up. To play at that pace, receivers have to be able to instantly control the ball and take it in another direction.
Luckily, Success in Soccer has got your back! Part 4 of our series on customized technique training delivers plenty of exercises to improve your players’ ability to receive and control the ball.
Of course physical fluidity and explosive takeoff speed play a role as well; we focus on them in “Elevate your speed!” by speed training expert Hans Tanner. And Michael Köllner addresses yet another aspect, combination play, in “Possessing the ball is only the beginning!” All these articles are part of the puzzle of increasing your speed of play and achieving a more attractive style of soccer.
No matter what happens on the field, though, your job isn’t over when the game ends. Choosing the right words after a match can be one of the hardest parts of the job. In Peter Starzmann’s “Postgame is pregame” you’ll find some tips and new ideas.
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Yours in soccer,