The Secret Behind Lionel Messi’s Devastating Dribbling Style – By The Coaching Education Department
August 25, 2019
There are several reasons why I love sharing this article.
The first is because the Rush Soccer Blog is a space to share what we know or what we think. Soccer is a game, that has as much of science as of art, so two completely opposed opinions can be valid simultaneously, and the history of the sport does nothing but agree with that statement: “Keep a clean sheet first” vs “if I attack, the rival can’t score”, creating vs taking advantage of the rival’s mistakes, direct vs possession based, cattenaccios, pragmatism, 4-3-3’s vs 4-4-2’s, Simeones vs Guardiolas, and bla bla bla.
Anyway, my point was that maybe along the way I learnt something from a scientific point of view that supported this article, but if so I don’t really remember it… So what, right? It still makes sense to me.
The second reason why I love this article is because it’s based on details.
Winning and losing in soccer is frequently decided by the details. The same happens with player development. The higher the level, even more. The better players tend to be better than the rest because of the details, as they all master the basics.
In this article that I wrote for the18.com, I present the details that make Lionel Messi so much better than anybody else in the world at running with the ball. These are to me, some of those details that make a huge difference in the overall, and is directly related to what we coach. Maybe after reading this article, your approach to coaching this skill will be slightly different.
I’ll be happy if so. Will add a new detail, and details matter.
This drill is designed to help you improve your ball control. This is a great drill to help you develop the ball control that will enable you to cut and change direction quickly. Goal: When you reach the point of being able to do whatever you want with the ball; you will have more fun playing the game.
Speed on your feet is something really important for a soccer player on and off the ball. In this work out we will challenge your speed. 7 exercises to perform as fast as you can. Are you the fastest FITTER player? Let us know! Have fun!
Rush Soccer has 11 core values. These core values are more than great words, are behaviors that we commit to and that we expect others to show as well. These are Respect, Unity, Safety, Humility, Tenacity, Empathy, Advice, Leadership, Enjoyment, Accountability, and my favorite Passion! Learn about Passion with this video and find them all in the word puzzle below!
And here we are! Last week of our program. Now is time to check how much you improved after working hard and consistently through these weeks. Go through the work out early in the week and finish strong by doing the fitness test. Let us know your results! We are looking forward to knowing how you did!
Are you ready? We are going to need your full attention! Concentrate, pay attention to the details and find the seven differences! Send us a screenshot and show us where they were! But hey! Shhhh… Don’t let the others know!