If you play soccer, it is likely that you want to do all you can to improve your game. If you are new to soccer but would like to try it, then you likely want to know some advice on how to play. Fortunately, this piece has all you need to know about the game of soccer.
Avoid colliding with other players at all costs. Know where your defender will be at all times to help avoid contact. This lets you keep the ball and greatly reduces your possibility of an injury.
Even if you are at the midpoint of the field, keep aware of what is going on around you. You need to be ready to get the ball on one side and pass it over to the other right away. Always be aware of the location of your teammates and opponents.
An important skill to become familiar with is called the "Outside Elastico." It is great for when you are positioned on the flanks and need to cut inside. Practice this by placing a shoe, bag or cone on the ground. Step approximately five steps behind it. Dribble to it. When you approach the cone, lightly touch the outside of the ball and then the inside. The outside touch will trick your opponents. The second touch should be more powerful so you can correct the trajectory of the ball.
The best way to learn a bit more is to watch some players in action if you are a beginner and you don't know much about soccer. You should go to watch a local game, and if none are available you can watch a few games that air on television.
Whenever possible, try to cross the ball. It can lead to some unexpected, positive consequences. For example, doing so could set up your teammate for the score or the ball could ricochet off another player and find its way into the goal. Just when the other team thinks they have you figuredthough and out, try dribbling in for the score.
Hopefully you feel like the tips that have been used in this article can move your soccer game forward. Soccer is very interesting and so much fun, but it requires that you practice and become increasingly knowledgeable about the sport. Keep in mind what you've learned so that you can bring it on the field.