Help Please! Terrible Footballer seeks aid!

Dribbling moves, trapping and anything related to ball control

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Help Please! Terrible Footballer seeks aid!

Postby LTDJohn » 25 Nov 2006, 11:44

Hi. I'm really awful at football and I need some advice.
My fitness is okay. My technique is poor.

1) I have just joined a 5aside team that play in a league. Can you recomend the easiest and quickest way to improve my performance?

2) I am uncomfortable on the ball and recieving passes despite reasonable off ball movement. I need to improve my technique. Though I have tried quite consistently I cannot do kick ups. Not at all.

I sometimes manage two and once or twice have done more kick ups than this. However, this is not acceptable.

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Postby LTDJohn » 25 Nov 2006, 11:59

I see that there are already answers on the juggling question.
In order to save my post before it gets locked - please read instead:

1) What would be the best way for a terrible footballer to improve his/her (I might be a female John...) control in the shortest time frame possible with the least effort?

I am not looking for an answer like, 'die and make sure you get reincarniated as a South American.' And I am willing to put effort in. My point is: Maximum results for lowest outlay - any suggestions?

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Postby Falcao » 25 Nov 2006, 12:16

practice juggling with both feet's.

remember to get good with both feet's

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Postby Soccer4Life » 25 Nov 2006, 16:11

Well, spend as much time as you can with a ball at your feet. There are so many useful guides around here, just browse around some. My personal suggestion, is that you start out by practicing ball control, dribbling, first touch, and passing. After you seem to have conquered those, you would move on to shooting, volleys, heading, dribbling moves, and start learning more intelligent tactics. I recommend you do pushups and situps 3-5 times a week, and run hard 2-3 times a week, with recovery jogs (2-3 miles) in between.

Here is an example of what your daily training COULD look like:

All practice days start with a proper warmup.
Moday: 20 Pushups 60 Situps; Expert's Wall Drills; JDefoe's Home Dribbling Program; Juggle for 45 Minutes;
Tuesday: Light 3 Mile Jog; 10 Pushups 30 Situps; Iwannagopro's Excercises for Improving Touch; Work on First Round House Challenge;
Wednesday: Run 15 x 100m with a 1 minute break inbetween; Expert's Wall Drills; JDefoe's Home Dribbling Program; Juggle for 20 minutes;
Thursday: Light 2 Mile Jog; 15 Pushups 45 Situps; Iwannagopro's Excercises for Improving Touch; Work on First Round House Challenge; Expert's Wall Drills;
Friday: Work on First Round House Challenge; Jumprope 1,000 times; JDefoe's Home Dribbling Program;
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: Run 10 x 200m with a 1 minute 45 seconds of rest in between; JDefoe's Home Dribbling Program; Expert's Wall Drills;

MORE THREADS FOR YOU:
Passing:
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7111
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6851
http://www.expertfootball.com/gossip/answer.php?qid=535
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3525

Dribbling & Moves:
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3526
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6637
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4824
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6490


Ball Control/First Touch:
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7174
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7177
http://www.expertfootball.com/gossip/answer.php?qid=535

Shooting/Crossing:
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2948
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3066
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2947
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3884

Volleys:
Star wrote:To Volley Effectively, The Keys Are:

1. Ensure You Watch The Ball Coming Through The Air At All Times.

2. Posistion Your Body Correctly So You Have Correct BodyShape To Kick The Ball.

3. Snap The Lower Section Of Your Leg Towards The Ball As You Go To Volley.

4. Follow Through With The Kick. That Ensures You Have A Good Amount Of Power, But You Will Probably Get Enough Power On The Ball If You Time The Volley Perfectly And Hit It Sweetly Enough.

Thanks


Heading:
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3514
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3529

Misc:
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4124
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5503
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3956
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3379
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5205
http://expertfootball.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6837

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Postby expert » 25 Nov 2006, 16:37

Very helpful post by soccer4file.

John, if you want to improve your performance in the short term, focus on what you are good at. Be aggressive, get involved in as many plays as you can. Don't panic when you're being pressured, instead, try to shield the ball with your body.

Technique takes a long time to develop, so don't expect drastic results. The most important thing is to practice one skill at a time.

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Postby Maikel » 26 Nov 2006, 09:53

Mme. Soccer4Life... si c'est ca... you are beautiful. I'm sorry I didn't tell you this sooner in my other thread.
Not strong, only aggressive.
Not free, we only licensed.
Not compassionate, only polite.
Now who's the nicest?

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Postby *~El Maestro~* » 26 Nov 2006, 12:00

Maikel wrote:Mme. Soccer4Life... si c'est ca... you are beautiful. I'm sorry I didn't tell you this sooner in my other thread.


*Mlle Soccer4Life

Mme would mean she is married.
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Postby iwannagopro » 26 Nov 2006, 19:18

Maikel wrote:Mme. Soccer4Life... si c'est ca... you are beautiful. I'm sorry I didn't tell you this sooner in my other thread.
Uuuuum mate? She is 12 years old, I dunno about how old you are, but let's try to keep the topic on football, not over-the-internet marriages.

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Postby Real_Zidane » 26 Nov 2006, 22:04

holy crap nice post!
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Postby P12 » 26 Nov 2006, 22:44

OH MY GODD!!!!
Soccer4Life you must have written the "Football Bible"!!!

How long did you take to write this whole thing?!?!

IT'S AMAZING!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
"Game after game after game, I realize now what's most important im ,y life: FOOTBALL!"

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Postby Soccer4Life » 27 Nov 2006, 02:08

About an hour... maybe more. Actually, I probably WILL write a book when I grow up. Look out for that in 30 years, lol.

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Postby LTDJohn » 27 Nov 2006, 09:02

Thanks for all this, reading now

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Postby LTDJohn » 27 Nov 2006, 09:07

Really great post
I can't believe that you are writing as coherently and accurately at age 12. That is remarkable.

Furthermore, you have given excellent skilled advice. I cannot thank you enough.

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Postby P12 » 28 Nov 2006, 00:30

Gosh!!! 1 hour??? this a lot of work....but i'm very very thankful!!
Today i started Soccer4life training!!! and it's VERY VERYY good!!!
:D :D :D :D :D
I'll do a week of it and I'll post my results....
And I think i'll have a large improvement =DDD
"Game after game after game, I realize now what's most important im ,y life: FOOTBALL!"

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Postby mufc21 » 30 Nov 2006, 01:18

ok i think ill buy it. Whoever said playing against a girl in football would be easy is wrong, you sure as hell know your stuff. I hope to see you write a book but i also that by the time you write i will have a succesful football career. I can't believe you took an hour on that, ht emost i ever took was 10 minutes and i was getting bored.

There is only one thing i can do straight for more than 15 minutes and not get annoyed. I think you all know what that is.


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