Do You Want To Excel At Soccer?
Posted by Nancy on April 16, 2010
Soccer is without question one of the greatest and most popular sports in the world. It is also probably the sport which has been around for the longest time. Evidences of an activity with great similarities to what we currently know as soccer was found as far back as 1000 B.C. in Japan. This sport is especially popular with young people today. They can begin participating in this activity by playing on a team when they only four years of age.
The benefits of playing soccer as numerous. It is a fast-paced game that encourages the development of strength, endurance and coordination. It would be hard to imagine a better form of exercise for young developing bodies. Besides the physical benefits, being part of a team also allows one to meet new people, make new friendships and enjoy the camaraderie that develops among teammates. Within this framework, one can learn the importance of cooperation and unselfishness as they work toward a common goal.
If you (or perhaps your child) are new to this sport, there are some tips that will help you to get started on the right foot and that will assist you as you work to achieve the success that you desire.
Once it has been determined what position you are to play, it will benefit you to learn everything you can about the role that you will be playing. Understanding the essentials of the game and your part in it will go a long way toward your success. Once you are familiar with what is expected of you, work hard to hone the skills that will be necessary to perform your assigned role. No matter what role you end up playing on your team, understand that communication with your teammates and with your coach is vital as you work together to move the ball up and down the field. Demonstrate your commitment and resolve to be the best you can be by the intensity and interest you put forth.