You need to recover after playing hard.
Failure to recover properly will reduce your effectiveness. Eventually, you will get injuries and experience burnout.
This article provides 7 steps you should follow after a hard practice, game, or tryout.
Has this ever happened to you?
Your playing your first game for your new team. Your coach was impressed by your ability in practice so he put you in the starting 11.
A teammate passes you the ball and while it’s rolling the thoughts “I’m going to mess up” and “I can’t do this” pop into your head.
Every player has gotten nervous before a tryout or game and many get nervous every time.
In my experience there are two types of players:
Effective communication will improve the effectiveness of your team. It can be the difference between victory or defeat.
It can be the difference between scoring the goal that results in a college scholarship or being ignored while wide open.
Learning communication is easy. Focus on it for a month and it will become second nature.
A good active warmup prevents injuries and gets players in the right mindset.
We highly recommend an active warmup over static stretching. Static stretching may increase injuries.
We know you want to start playing as soon as possible, but warming up is worthwhile. Your chances of getting injured will decrease and you will play better.
When you tryout for a team the coach will often ask “what’s your position?”
It’s possible to play many positions, but as you grow as a player you should specialize in one or two.
Choosing one or two positions will make you more effective on the pitch for two reasons:
You beat three players and dribble towards goal.
Adrenaline surges through your body. You know scoring would impress the scouts that are here to see you play.
You look up and see the goalkeeper charging your position.
Want to learn how to play soccer as quickly as possible?
If so you’ve found the right article. Follow these 8 steps to learn how to play the beautiful game:
I’ve dreamed of becoming a great soccer player since I was a kid.
I wanted to beat 4 players at a time, score tons of goals, and make brilliant passes.
I was determined to become a professional player.