Step-by-Step Soccer Skills: Techniques, Tactics, Skills, Fitness by Hamlyn Publishing Group, Adam Ward, Pete Edwards
Budding soccer starsfollow these training secrets that will amaze your teammates and baffle your opponents. Skills and fitness regimes of the professionals are your models. Start with the basics of how to strike the ball correctly. Then back it up with proper fitness and training, including stamina, strength, and stretching techniques. Master ball skills such as juggling, step over, drag back, Cruyff turn, feint, stop start, nutmeg, and round the corner. Practice set plays like the long throw, free kick, flick up and volley, banana kick, passed free kick, and whipped in corner. Learn champion passing, including wall, scissors, chest, swerve, back heel, and chipped pass, as well as finishing techniques from chipping and volleying to overhead and scissors kicks, as well as diving headers, scoops, glancing headers, and power shooting. Finally, formulate team strategies, from midfield diamond to man-to-man marking, so you and your friends can have a true championship season!