Look at our guides on each skill then start practicing proper technique. Use the information on this website and you will improve faster than other players.
Focus on ball control. It’s not as fun as learning soccer moves or blasting a ball into the net, but it’s a vital skill. Most beginners have trouble controlling the ball, making them completely ineffective on the pitch.
3. Focus on one skill at a time
Has this ever happened to you?
You intend to complete a task such as a homework assignment. It should take you about an hour.
You switch between the assignment and other activities such as social media. It takes you three hours to do the assignment because you multitasked.
The same principal applies when learning how to play soccer.
Focus on one skill at a time and you will improve more in one hour than another player who multitasks for three hours.
Set a time limit. Focus on one skill for at least 30 minutes before moving onto the next.
4. Play pickup games
Pickup games are unorganized games of soccer. They’re often played on smaller fields with less than 11 players on each side.
Use pickup games to practice skills in game-like situations.
Seek out as many pickup games as you can. They are essential to your development as a player.
5. Improve your fitness
You won’t be effective on the pitch if you’re not physically fit.
Training your fitness is hard work but it will greatly improve your ability as a player.
Start jogging and doing sprints 3-4 days a week.
6. Join a team
Joining a team will help you hone your ability as a player. You will play games against competitive teams and improve during practices.
There are three types of teams – recreational, select, and school teams. Recreational teams will accept anyone, but you must tryout for select and school teams.