Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What it takes to be a good soccer player?

Almost every kid dreams to become a professional soccer player. From the moment they can walk boys kick a ball wherever they go, and this action becomes so addictive that some of them will do whatever it takes to keep doing this for a living.

The obligated question is: What is the difference between a guy who becomes a pro and the thousands or millions who are left behind? There is no simple answer because sometimes monetary interest comes in between and good players aren't considered if they aren't good enough from the coach's point of view.

But exceptions left aside, a soccer player has to be well prepared in four aspects to be considered good: physical, technical, tactical and phsycological (although the last one still causes controversy). Therefore, if you share the dream of millions of guys out there and want to step in a professional field someday, you have to train hard.

There are many ways in which you can improve your soccer habilities. First you have to train at least 5 days a week. Your training sessions should last between 90 and 120 minutes, and you have to train at least three aspects in every session. There is a lot of information on how to prepare a session and which aspects can be trained depending on the stage of the season your team is.

Your physical preparation should always be intense. Professional soccer is really fast and the physical contact is constant so you have to be strong enough to take hits from big guys. Don't hesitate in going to the gym two or three times a week.

And whenever you get a tryout to see if you make the team, be smart, participate in the game and try to make no mistakes. Remember that there aren't many chances to show your talent (whatever it is) and you have 90 minutes (sometimes even less) to be recognized by the coach.

You can find useful information to become a better soccer player in many sites, but nothing will be as good as training and training and training some more.

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