Whether you love him or hate him, you have to respect Cristiano Ronaldo’s game.
One of the most talented players to ever take the pitch, Ronaldo has earned a reputation as a skilled, powerful goal-scorer whose deadly pace and incredible footwork make him a nightmare for any defending side.
For young soccer players looking to develop an elite style of play and take their games to the next level, Cristiano Ronaldo’s game offers many invaluable lessons. In this post, we’ll break down three of the biggest takeaways from the Portuguese striker’s play, so rising stars can begin to develop and apply these skills in their own games and dominate play as Ronaldo has throughout his career. Continue reading “3 Lessons to Learn from Ronaldo’s Game”
FC Barcelona is a world-class organization that dominates their opponents by first controlling possession then making calculated passes to launch their attack. It is not unusual for Barcelona to keep the ball for minutes on end, sometimes making dozens of passes before attempting any sort of attacking ball movements. Continue reading “An Introduction to Tiki-Taka Soccer (Barcelona’s Style of Play)”
Footwork, hand-eye coordination, and reflexes are three core areas of improvement that goalkeepers at all levels should continually practice to stay on top of their game. Although maintaining these skills is essential to becoming an elite goalkeeper, without proper positioning, even the most skilled keepers will let in silly goals. Continue reading “The Fundamentals of Goalkeeper Positioning”
At Total Soccer, we prepare young players for high-level, fast-paced soccer by teaching the core skills and fundamentals they need to succeed in high school, college, and beyond. A major component to achieving success at higher levels is mastering the inside curl. Continue reading “Improve Your Inside Curl with this Technical Drill”
Soccer players frequently sustain injuries on the training pitch. While many of these are unavoidable, a majority of muscle pulls, tears, strains are due to poor preparation. By following these tips from Total Soccer and preparing well for your next training session, you can stay healthy on the pitch and avoid some of the most common soccer injuries. Continue reading “Preventing Injuries During Training”