Awesome Soccer Moves: Learn These Moves First

By: Shane Wilson

When starting out in the game of soccer, before you can learn some really awesome soccer moves, you need to get the basic ones down first. Learning the basics is not hard but as with anything it does take practice. It is vital that you learn the moves laid out below as they will help you to master the more advanced ones. Below are three basic soccer moves that everyone needs to learn first.

Our first move we are going to learn is dribbling. Yes, it is not a flashy move but it is very important none the less. Don't overlook this as it is a skill that serves as a foundation for many more moves. In other words, dribbling is the ability of a soccer player to guide the ball anywhere on the field using his or her feet in a coordinated manner. All dribbling is, is the ability of a player to move the ball back and forth in a controlled manner from the left foot to the right foot while progressing forward. You can learn to dribble by pushing, tapping or shoving the ball with the sole, inside or outside of the foot. Before you commence practicing your dribbling skills, you first need to get acquainted with the ball. The best way to do this is to simply juggle a soccer ball with both feet.

By juggling the ball, you will build up coordination and begin to get a good feel and sense of the ball which will help in all moves you attempt to learn in the future.

The next move is called passing. There are basically two types of passing, the push or short pass and the long pass. Passing the ball is the ability of a player to move the ball from him or herself to another player without the other team getting it. The push pass is the most accurate because it takes less field to complete. To execute the push pass, you need to use the inside of the foot and kick the ball with the middle portion of your foot. The foot that is not kicking the ball needs to be planted next to the ball and pointed in the direction you are wanting to pass it. For the long pass, you will follow the same steps only this time you will be kicking the ball harder. You must always remember to keep your eyes and focus on the ball. This will help out tremendously in the accuracy of the pass.

The final move is the shot. When taking a shot on goal, accuracy is the most important. It's not difficult to kick a ball hard, but to kick it hard with radar accuracy is a unique ability. Using the instruction on passing the ball from above, you need to plant your foot that is not striking the ball next to the ball and pointing in the direction you want it to end up. The foot that actually kicks the ball needs to be done so with the inside and on an angle to the foot. Look down at your foot and picture it as a right angle. For example, the bottom of your foot would be the zero degree axis and the top would be the ninety degree axis. When you strike the ball you want to do so in the middle of 0 and 90 degrees or at the 45 degree mark. This will yield the most power. Again, remember to always keep your eye on the ball.

So that's it, 3 sure fire soccer moves to build a solid foundation around. After you have mastered the basic moves, you will then be ready to start learning some of those really awesome soccer moves. As long as you keep practicing, you'll continue to grow as a player. You know how the old saying goes, "Practice makes perfect"Feature Articles, well in soccer this couldn't be more accurate.

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