You might think that there is no need to learn how to improve your soccer skills if you do not play competitive soccer – but at the same time, most parents have children who play soccer, and it is always beneficial to know how to help these children improve, and what’s more, most adults are always on the lookout for something “fun” that they can do (for something to get them away from responsibilities and from “being an adult” for a bit!), and organizing an indoor soccer team is always a great idea!
Many soccer players and teams end up neglecting defense, but this is a poor way to approach soccer, as defense is actually just important as offense if you are hoping to win! Lots of people try to play the ball instead of playing the person when they are on defense, which is a big mistake; while the person you are guarding might be doing all sorts of fancy stuff with their feet, you will always be able to stop them if you are making sure that you are paying attention to their body, keeping them in front of you at all times!
Passing the ball is another big part of soccer; a team that can pass the ball well is a team that will always have a chance to win, and the best way to improve your passing skills is to get in the habit of passing to a spot, instead of passing to a person.
And finally, you will not win many soccer games if no one on your team knows how to shoot; most people have a tendency to lean back too much when they shoot, and this causes the ball to soar high above the net. Shooting a soccer ball is actually more about placement than power, so keep your body low over the ball, and work on shooting the ball into a spot – acting as if you are “passing the ball into the net” – and you will soon find that you have no problem scoring!