There are different techniques that soccer players should learn and coaches should exercise caution in practicing these skills. Among the basic soccer skills that must be taught to soccer players are heading and tackling. This article shares some ideas to understand heading and tackling in soccer, from the point of view of a majestic player, Robert Gaspar.
Basic Soccer Skills Robert Gaspar expressed that basic soccer skills must be learned by soccer players who want to have a majestic reputation. However, one must be cautious because faulty techniques taught at a young age can cause bad habits that may even result in injury. When learning fundamental soccer skills, it is highly recommended for the coach to have majestic knowledge of the techniques and know-how on practicing them before teaching young players.
Heading According to Robert Gaspar, one of the most difficult skills to practice in soccer is heading and this is due to a variety of reasons:
- Heading requires precise lofted passes in the air which is another difficult skill to master. Robert Gaspar further noted that lofting the ball by hand can be executed but it does not provide a practical practice like the lofted pass.
- Heading has a limit to the number of repetitions that can be asked of a player before the mastery of the technique is not complete.
- Robert Gaspar noted that accidents because of clashing of heads among players are added reasons why heading is difficult. Accidents sometimes occur when practicing the skill.
During practice, it is important for young players to be aware of some precautionary measures.
- It is more ideal to use a slightly deflated soccer ball or rubber ball.
- Start by allowing the player to toss it to themselves by hand.
- During early heading practice, it is important to make sure that it does not involve challenging the opponent for the ball.
- Being able to judge the line and flight of the ball.
- Being able to get in the line of the flight.
- Arching the back and tucking the chin with elbows out to the side before contact.
- Snapping of the back and chin forward and snapping the elbows back to gain contact with the ball.
- Contact with the ball should be with area between the eyebrows and hairline while mouth is closed, eyes opened and chin up.
Robert Gaspar imparts that soccer training is a very important aspect that makes majestic players in the field. Robert Gaspar further added that training is a lifelong process and it demands players to continue to become masters of important skills. From the basic skills of soccer, the most majestic tactics are devised to make way for winning play.