Tip 10 – Practice
OK, so I realize that we have touched upon, and reiterated this point a few times already throughout this report – but it would be remiss of me not to give something as important as practice a section of its own.
Simply put, without regular practice, nothing you have learned in this report will make the slightest bit of difference to your game. There is a vast difference between ‘knowing’ something, and ‘doing’ something.
Unfortunately, in soccer, ‘knowing’ something is likely to make only a very negligible improvement to your game. You need to take everything you have learned and begin to implement it immediately.
You will need to spend hours every day running over the fundamentals that we have detailed earlier in the report.
If it sounds boring to you to keep working on your posture, keeping your shoulders over the ball when you strike through it, and ensuring that your follow-through is correct, then you need to ask yourself just how much you really do want to start generating more power in your shots.
If the commitment to do so is there, and if you are anything at all like me, then you should be prepared to put the hours in and make these training drills as fun and as informative as possible.
Soccer is a highly technical game, and small differences really can make huge improvements in terms of your technique, and overall performance.
However, these changes will not occur overnight. Your brain needs time to learn and digest the new information you are providing it with, and this only occurs once it has performed a new task often enough for it to be ‘second nature.’
Regular practice is by far the best way of ensuring this learning process takes place, and I can assure you that it is the only way of improving your game to such a degree that you begin to see real improvements in your performance out on the soccer pitch.