Learning the Basics of Football in Stages
Football is the world's most popular sports both in numbers of players and spectators. Football can be played anywhere and by anyone despite age, gender or type of ability! The biggest advantage is without a doubt the flexibility of turf whether it's playing fields, pitches, gymnasiums, streets, parks or even beaches.
According to FIFA's Big Count survey in 2006, there were 265 million players actively involved in soccer around the world, roughly about 4 percent of the world's population. It's not practiced or dominated by one particular country. This universality in the nature of the game, the fact that it goes beyond any kind of cultural or religious boundaries makes it very a very special game for those who practice. And for those who don't yet, you're at the right place to learn how to play football game in absolutely no time because of the simplicity in its rules and equipment used.
UNDERSTANDING THE RULES OF FOOTBALL GAME
Matches are 11-a-side, with 10 field players who cannot use their hands and 1 goalkeeper who is allowed to catch the ball inside the penalty area.You must always tackle the ball, not your opponent. Games are split into two 45-minute halves and the winner is whoever scores more goals than their opponent in the given time. To score, you have to send the ball into your opponent's goal.The offside rule is what spices things up: you cannot be closer to the goal than the last field defender when receiving the ball from your partner.
TECHNICAL EXERCISES BEFORE PLAYING FOOTBALL
Every footballer must train to run fast. To do this, it’s important to ensure that you warm up properly and work on your speed. Each and every muscle in your body is used to maximize your running potential.
LEARN TO DO A HEADER
Depending on the situation in the game, this technique can be used to clear the ball, pass to a teammate or score a goal. A header involves touching the ball with your head (ideally your forehead).To give it more power, bend your legs, swing your chest backward and then push it forward by tensing your abs. As you finish this swinging movement, push your neck forwards too. As for where to hit it, try to position the ball on your forehead. It's just the right shape for the job as well as being the boniest, and therefore least painful, part of your head. For pinpoint accuracy in your positioning, take a few steps to get yourself in just the right place. When you do a header, don't close your eyes: keep them open for better aim.
DISCOVER PASSING TECHNIQUES
You stand on one foot and use the other to kick the ball. Place the foot you're standing on level with the ball, around 20 cm to the left if you're right-handed. It should be facing your target. It's also important that your shoulders are facing your target.Kick the ball with the flat of your foot, in other words, the inside.To do so, turn your foot out and aim to kick the ball with the central part.
This pass lets you send the ball to a teammate who is far away from you. The ball should go up into the air so that opponents cannot intercept it so easily.Position the foot you're standing on 20 cm to the left of the ball if you're right-handed. Kick the bottom part of the ball close to where it's touching the ground using the top of the inside of your foot. Make sure you keep this leg straight to give the ball more power. When you kick the ball, extend the opposite arm to your kicking foot as this will help you keep your balance.
IMPROVE YOUR DRIBBLING SKILLS
Your initial practice can start by taking your ball to open spaces and practicing your dribble back and forth. Dribble toward a direction with one-foot, turn around and then dribble back with your opposite foot.To get used to different types of touches, turn your body to the side and do the same thing. As and when you get more comfortable, gradually increase your dribbling pace while keeping the ball under control.
LEARN TO CONTROL THE BALL
Good ball control is very important in football because it allows you to move around without losing the ball. Ball control involves keeping the ball close to you so that you can frequently change the pace and direction.