a few tips about speed and change of direction

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axi123
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If you watch messi or any other good dribbler you will notice these thing that im about to point out. In order to get good dribbling knowlage and teqnice, i suggest u read KCL guide, but in order to take this stuff and use it on the pitch more effectively you need get a good running form and proper change of direction

Running form :
http://209.200.117.136/web/ssa/default. ... 956&lang=1

Change of direction :
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m ... ntent;col1

tip about shifting weight : Get your heels of the ground as you shift weight from one foot to the other. If you watch Messi dribble you can see him do this all the time. A simple exercise you can do is simply dancing, shifting you weight in a rhythm. so put your favorite music on and have a blast!

here is a video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so-PfUEIZQQ

I know that my english isnt the best, but i hope you have learned something anyways. Feedback and comments will be appreciated :D

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axi123 wrote:If you watch messi or any other good dribbler you will notice these thing that im about to point out. In order to get good dribbling knowlage and teqnice, i suggest u read KCL guide, but in order to take this stuff and use it on the pitch more effectively you need get a good running form and proper change of direction

Running form :
http://209.200.117.136/web/ssa/default. ... 956&lang=1

Change of direction :
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m ... ntent;col1

tip about shifting weight : Get your heels of the ground as you shift weight from one foot to the other. If you watch Messi dribble you can see him do this all the time. A simple exercise you can do is simply dancing, shifting you weight in a rhythm. so put your favorite music on and have a blast!

here is a video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so-PfUEIZQQ

I know that my english isnt the best, but i hope you have learned something anyways. Feedback and comments will be appreciated :D
Hey man welcome to the forums. Great post man. Ill really take this into account

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axi123 wrote:If you watch messi or any other good dribbler you will notice these thing that im about to point out. In order to get good dribbling knowlage and teqnice, i suggest u read KCL guide, but in order to take this stuff and use it on the pitch more effectively you need get a good running form and proper change of direction

Running form :
http://209.200.117.136/web/ssa/default. ... 956&lang=1

Change of direction :
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m ... ntent;col1

tip about shifting weight : Get your heels of the ground as you shift weight from one foot to the other. If you watch Messi dribble you can see him do this all the time. A simple exercise you can do is simply dancing, shifting you weight in a rhythm. so put your favorite music on and have a blast!

here is a video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so-PfUEIZQQ

I know that my english isnt the best, but i hope you have learned something anyways. Feedback and comments will be appreciated :D
Now all I gotta do is learn to dance, any tips for that? :wink:

You're dead right about getting your weight off your heels though. It's so much harder to get moving if your feet are flat on the ground, you gotta keep on your toes and then BAM changing direction is so much easier :)
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LiveTheDream wrote:
Now all I gotta do is learn to dance, any tips for that? :wink:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghM0QGAYXD8

Rome_Leader
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Simple, yet effective and true! I have always done this, but never really noticed. Good of you to pick up on the subtlety of it. ;)

klc123
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Fantastic post.

Has a lot of brilliant information on running form on them websites and how to improve agility.

Someone should give a rating.

brasil_soccer9
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Nice post man! This post is really helpful, especially the tip about shifting your weight.

micha
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Very useful. Hopefully it'll keep me on my toes. :D

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