Football (or soccer as the “non-British” refer to it as) is the most popular sport in the world. Millions of people play at different levels, every day. Most people play for fun, others professionally, however, the object is almost always the same – win! During the course of this article I will suggest ways to become a better player (and therefore increasing your chances of winning and their teams games). All suggestions will result in improvements in his game, but some take longer than others to ‘bloom’. Here goes: –
See the best players and you will notice that they produce a lot of movement during the 90 minutes, often running 10-15km in the process. To do this requires a high level of cardiovascular fitness. To have such ability, requires dedication and discipline. Another sport in which participants have very high levels of fitness, probably more than footballers, is boxing (perhaps not always the heavyweights!). So my suggestion to improve your fitness would train like a boxer! Not in combat, etc, but to get up early (ideally between 5-6am) and put it in one session. This should include a distance followed by cardiovascular activities like skipping, star jumps etc. Add to that the lizards, crisp and fitness abdominal and begin to improve significantly. Ideally, I would suggest the session should not be less than one hour, at least 4-5 times a week. Training as early start your metabolism for the day that will give you a psychological sense that should motivate achievement day ahead.
GOAL! Rise at 5:30 am, 5 times a week and complete a 4-5km race followed by 5 x 20 push-ups, 5 x 20, 5 x 40 jumps star crunchies, 5 x 20 burpees, then hold table position for as long as possible. TIP: This seems difficult at first, but once you get into a routine it becomes easy. Keep workout clothes next to his bed and focus your mind to immediately get out of bed when the alarm goes off. Do not think about what your going to do, JUST DO IT!
You are what you eat / drink. You would not put wrong fuel in your car, so why put it on your body? Your performance will be affected by what you eat / drink – in the short and long term. Therefore, your overall diet should be well balanced with large potions of vegetables and salads. Avoid junk food that you know is bad for you – it is not necessary to list these foods, as you know, but they know too well! Right? ‘Garbabge’ – that good taste at the time of consumption, but how you feel once your taste buds have returned to another – I guess it’s great! The improvement in anything requires discipline and sacrifice often. Giving up junk food and the benefits that follow will be far superior to pleasure the “quick fix” these foods provide.
Water consumption should be high – in fact should never feel thirsty, because it is an early sign of dehydration. Replace consumption of soft drinks, tea and coffee with water. Drink at least 2 liters and a maximum of 5 liters (depending on body size and the intensity of exercise (s) made) every day. Carry water with you at all times, and not leave any invitation dehydration in the body!
GOAL! Drink 2-5 liters of water every day, avoid soft drinks, tea and coffee. Eat part (s) of vegetables / salad or fruit at each meal. Snack every 2-4 hours / fruit / salad vegetables or nuts. Eliminate junk food from your diet completely. TIP: The discipline and dedication are the key again. You do not become a footballer extraordinary ordinary things done!
The temperament and focus before, during and after a match is a key ingredient to making a better player. Before a game you should focus on what the overall objective is. That focus must remain strong and steady. This should not make you afraid or nervous, but in the end will lead to achievement. If you make a mistake or has a great chance, this should not affect your focus and your goal remains the same. It is unlikely that the overall goal was to score in that particular moment or not to make the mistake at that exact moment. Therefore, focus on what you can accomplish in the time remaining, plenty of time to review the performance after the match has finished.
Finally, once the party is over focus on winning and losing with dignity. This will not only make you a better player but a better person. OBJECTIVE: Before a game to pass 15-30 minutes focusing on what you really want to achieve. Be clear of your result. Very often people fail because they do not know exactly what they are trying to accomplish.
MAKE THINGS RIGHT AND JUST OFTEN
Not all players can do things Cristiano Ronaldo, Zidane or Lionel Messi Zindine can do. However, all players can learn to do simple skills often and well. I’m not trying to banish ‘flare’ and extravagant skill rather dilute. Learning to play short passes accurately and directly to 100% of the time is a huge advantage for any player. Great players like Paul Scholes and Claude Makele, are experts at making things too easy. This is something that all players should take.
GOAL! Practice short passes, the correct positioning, hitting the ball, address etc often and over a long period of time. Many players believe because they have mastered a technique that does not have to practice more – when in fact the domain and the improvement comes from repeated practice and acquired skill. This kind of dedication and commitment ensures that at crucial moments in a match when performing a skill or technique is vital that you are ready.
Learn from the best
Why reinvent the wheel? If you want to become a footballer, a footballer upper reference. They may have natural ability, but to get to the level they have achieved is not by chance. If you want to reach the level of a specific player (s) copy what they do on a regular basis (the beauty of benchmarking is that you can take the positive and eliminate any negative routine that the player can have!). With players who live their life in the media attention and all kinds of data that are openly available on the Internet has never been easier reference.
GOAL! Choose a world class player (s) that you admire and off the field. Gather information about your diet, training methods and fitness ideas. Study their movements and complete game in a series of games. Record the games they have played very well and analyze their qualities. You may contact them directly for advice and suggestions – if done smartly, with your reasons for contacting them clearly, should be more than happy to oblige.