Unconventional Soccer Drills to Improve Aim

soccer aim

We usually don’t speak about “aim” when discussing soccer. That is, until someone shoots the ball from outside the 18-yard-box and scores. At which point everyone turns to one another and say, “What a shot!” When shooting or passing you need aim. The majority of players will wait for a team training so they can practice their shooting or passing. Most of the time, players will wait to have a “perfect” field, goal and full squad to practice their technical needs.

For the rest of us who will play soccer wherever or whenever, be that on the streets or grass patches on the side of the road, I offer some unconventional ways to improve your soccer aim!

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Netherlands the Biggest Disappointment of Euro 2012

We are in the midst of a wonderful Euro 2012 tournament. Thus far I must say certain teams have surprised me, like Italy’s more offensive style. However, one team has surprised me for all the negative reasons possible, Netherlands. So what is up with the Netherlands?

Before the start of Euro 2012 I said my favorites to win were Germany and Netherlands. Spain is always the favorites, of course, but I always try to play the devil’s advocate and route for other teams I enjoy watching other than Spain.

So the question stands, am I an idiot for thinking Netherlands as a possible contender to win the Euro’s? I believe not. Netherlands still has some of the best players in the world, and most will agree with me on that notion. However, it seems their tactics, formation and inner team conflicts are to blame.

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The UEFA Champion’s League Final: Chelsea vs. Bayern

UEFA Champions League Final 2012
UEFA Champions League Final 2012

Well, well, well. We’ve reached the finals, and not without some heavy upsets. Chelsea has overcome heavy adversity and management changes to reach this stage of the Champion’s League. With Di Matteo in as interim manager, it would be a dream come true if Chelsea could pull it off. Bayern Munich, on the other hand have different intentions. Munich was playing in their home stadium for the final and have won this tournament 4 times. Chelsea are no strangers to big games as they have once previously reached the final against their domestic rivals, Manchester United, and lost in a heart-breaking shootout. Today I went to Alondra Hotwings as a customer and fan to watch the Final played out in Munich. I asked the waitress for a Fat Tire and the kickoff ensued.

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