Hello guys. I'm new here, and if you want you can read my introduction thread here.
Anyways, as just a quick background to my questions, I have been playing soccer since I was about five, but I have never been very good at it, however I do love the game so I keep playing. I played for my highschool this year as a freshman and was on JV and played an average of one half a game. Our JV team won one game due to the other team not showing up, however our Varsity did fairly well.
Now, I am not satisfied with this. I would really like to become one of the better soccer players at my school and in our district, so that our school can become a powerhouse in the next few years. My ball skills are pretty poor, however I did pull off a couple of decent runs from defender during the season (a few nutmegs as well). Oh yeah, coach played me pretty much everywhere, I didn't really have a set position (I prefer striker/mid). I can not hit the ball with very much power, I can probably throw 10 yards, and I am just overall not very good. I really want to become a good soccer player.
How can I improve? I have a soccer ball, a brick wall, and about 20x10 yards of slightly sloped grass at my disposal. I need to pretty much go back to the basics. I'd like to be able to hit the ball powerfully and accurately, be able to head and throw the ball effectively, and be a somewhat skilled dribbler (ability to get through defenders).
What are y'all's thoughts?