By Consolata Lukayu
Football is the world's biggest sport and with so many people playing it from such a young age.The competition to make it as a professional is immense.
Regardless of age ,or ability, becoming a better footballer is something every player wants.The beauty of most sports is there's always room for improvement,no matter how good you may already be and football isn't an acception.
So how do you become a better footballer?,do this;
To become a good player, you need to be able to have a great first touch.Being able to control the ball close to your body, with both feet, will make a significant difference to your game and ultimately, your first touch dictates what your next move is going to be.
One significant way to get better at football is to become confident using your weaker foot ,an asset than can even hinder some professionals at times.
This is a skill that can separate you from plenty of other footballer and if you can strengthen your weaker foot from from an early age, the chances of you becoming a great footballer will be increased.
2•Increase Your Fitness Level
As well as a strong skill set, fitness starts to become a major factor as you get older and without it, you won't be able to fully utilise your footballing skills for the full 90 minutes.
3•Be Stricter With Your Diet
Keeping close tabs on what you're eating and drinking now will only be beneficial for you moving forward.Almost every professional club will have strained nutritionist in the camp to give the players advice on what to consume to help them be in the best shape possible.
Whatever your ambition is for the upcoming season,a great technique to incorporate is goal setting.This is a vital way of improving your team's motivation and focusing on your collective ambitions for this season.
5•Learn From The Pros
Taking a closer look at the best players in your position can be a great way to learn how to become a better footballer.something as simple as watching match of the day and listening to the pandits analysis, the games can help you progress and learn the game.
6•Prioritise Recovery And Preventing Injuries
Everyone at some point will have felt the aches and pains in their muscles after a gruelling match or training session.During pre season, your managers and coaches are going to be pushing you to your limits more than once a week.So quickening up the recovery process so you're ready for the next session or game will be vital.
Finally,a combination of all these points will ultimately help you to become a better footballer.Everyone will need to work on different aspects of their game, so speaking to your team mates and coach to get some advice on what they think you could work on will only help you in the future.
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