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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Do You Want to Play Professional Soccer Here’s a Tip

Everyone wants to be the next Messi, Neymar or CR7 (Cristiano Ronaldo) these days. When I’m watching the young’uns play I hear people on the sideline say, “Oh he’s a little Messi,” or “he’s so fast he runs like Cristiano Ronaldo!” What many of these overenthusiastic parents and fans forget, is that there are millions of “little Messi’s” all over the world and if you want to give your kid a fighting chance to play professional soccer, you might want to take a different route.

 

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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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