Learning to become a great soccer player is the most you can ask yourself to do. These proven tips can help teach you some exciting new moves for your next game. Your team will benefit if you read and apply the information here.

You should not try taking the ball to the goal unless you are in a good position. When you are blocked, find a team mate that may be open for the winning shot. Pass the ball as soon as you can rather than trying to make an impossible goal.

After passing the ball, do not relax and assume you’re done with a play. Keep following the ball and see if you can get near the goal. If he or she needs help, they can pass the ball to you.

If a defender is closing in on you, pass the ball. The ball should be kept for a long time so you’re able to advance past everyone safely so you can pass it off. The other player will then have a few seconds before defenders close in on them.

Short passing with accuracy requires that you use the inside part of your foot. Long passing can be improved upon by kicking the ball off the front part of your foot, down towards the laces. Such kicking lets you use more power to get the ball farther.

You should always look for empty areas so you can pass the ball there. This allows several seconds before the opposing team crosses the field, so the risk of losing control of the ball is lessened.

To keep the other team guessing, cross the ball in exactly the same pattern for a few plays. The other team will think you are going to repeat it over and over again. Then, you can surprise them by not crossing, or by crossing on the other side.

Balls launched high into the air are very hard to properly control. If you are being closed in on and need to pass the ball, pass it low. Lofted balls are better for long passes through an empty area.

Now, you are ready to try out your new soccer knowledge. You’ve read useful advice, so now you must use it on the field. Gather in all the information you just learned and use it to your advantage to hone your team building skills along with your own. Whatever you do, have fun!