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TECHNIQUE
 

INTRODUCTION
At any level of football, every player must have a good technique to succeed...

CONTROLLING THE BALL
Using the different parts of the body such as the chest, thigh and instep to control the ball...

TURNING WITH THE BALL
Creating space and taking defenders out of the game.

RUNNING/DRIBBLING WITH THE BALL
Dribbling creates chances but needs good technique, running with the ball is an element in many goals...

PASSING
Involves five basic skills, disguise, pass selection, timing of the release, weight of the pass and accuracy...

SHOOTING
Volleys, half-volleys, free-kicks, penalties...

TACKLING
Correct tackling is not only important for winning the ball but for the safety of other players...

HEADING
The player must always keep their eyes on the ball to attain accuracy when heading...

GOALKEEPING
The goalkeeper must have their own specific technique training...

BECOMING A MORE EFFECTIVE PLAYER
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