Tips and Tricks and Practices
If you are a serious player you might need some tricks to keep the game interesting, or you might need some tips to make you a better player.
Always, always, always keep your eye on the ball!
In soccer, if you take your eye off the ball, even for a second, it could easily change the outcome of the game. If you are on defense, and if your team's offense loses the ball, an opposing player could break away with the ball. If you are not looking, the opposing player could get passed you. If you are on offense and the ball is by your team's defense you still have to make sure you are paying attention. Someone from your team's defense make try to pass you the ball. You must be ready so you can recieve the ball and pass or take a shot on goal, but if you are not paying attention the ball can be intercepted. Also, if the ball moves up and you don't, you might ba called off sides. Midfielders always have to be alert because they have to be wherever the ball is; upfield, downfield, or midfield. On your part of the field try to move where the ball is, just farther back. For example, if someone kicks the ball to the left, move left, but don't get in you teammate's way!
Practice Makes Perfect
You're a seriouse player, playing fo ryears, so why should you practice the basic? The basics need to be practiced because the still come in handy. Soccer is built off basics, and even the simplest tricks are used to win ggames. Sure, complex turns and fakes may lose the other team, but it is easier to get messed up. With basic it is easier to perform and just as good at confusing the other team. Another reason basics are key is becuase everyone on your team will be able to do the basics. That way no teammate will feel left out becuase he or she can't do such compplex tricks.
Soccer players sometimes have to be actors. If you make it to the ball first, but an opposer is coming at you from the other direction, you need to act. Draw your leg back like you were going to kick the ball as hard as you can. Then, bring your leg down fast like you are going to kick the ball. When you touch the ball, though, don't kick it hard, just push it to the side. Your opposer will draw back or look away so he or she won't be hit. You will have a head start, so use it wisely!
You are part of a team, so work together. Analyze the other players as you play. Who is really good? Find that person, if there is one, and tell your teammates. When that person tries to advance you and your teammates should surround him, forcing him to pass or lose the ball. This way you or your teammate will be able to get the ball, because even if you miss your teammate will be there to get the ball.