Three Ways to Improve Your Soccer Vision

You need vision
You need vision

I’ve been in this game for years and when I speak with other players or coaches about youth and coaching, I always get the same ole lackey responses.

“We must teach first touch!” “We must coach dribbling skills!” “Speed is so important in the modern game!”

Well ok, when teaching the game all of those are important and my colleagues are genuinely correct. But, how I see it, “vision” is by far the most powerful skill! Now let me explain why.

There are some fortunate souls who are born with the innate skill of good vision. However, the rest of us need to cultivate and really work on forming this skill. Just like any other skill be that, speed, dribbling, passing etc. You should also work on your vision. Here are some ways to Improve your Soccer vision.
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Four Four Two’s Top 100 Soccer Players Bias or Analysis?

4 4 2 best 100 soccer players
4 4 2 best 100 soccer players

The English football magazine “Four Four Two,” published their list of the Top 100 Players. We can argue about the list all day in civil discourse at the local tavern down the street. The reality is, it is almost impossible to measure the best players in the world, because in essence soccer/football is a team game.

There is so much that needs to happen for a player to stand out or come out of his shell. If you have ever played soccer you understand that team cohesion, player quality, planning, club management, finances, individual technique, coaching, junior/base squads as well as many other events influence a player’s rise or failure. With that said, I think it is best to judge a players ease on the field, technique, vision, ease with the ball rather than their club victories.
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Is FC Barcelona That Good or is Everyone That Bad

“This article by its very length defends itself against the risk of being read. So I made cute little sections for you skimmers with low attention spans. You can read the intro and conclusion to understand the article.”

 

FC Barcelona Winning Dynasty

Intro

Some say the current FC Barcelona team will go down in history as one of the best teams ever.  Many say that Barcelona’s academy of soccer has brought back the theory of “the beautiful game.” People say FC Barcelona has proven that stylish, poetic, fluid possession soccer can in fact become a winning dynasty. Ultimately, Barcelona has proven that size; speed and strength isn’t the most important thing in soccer. So the question becomes, “is the modern game with its inherent characteristics of speed and strength flawed?”
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