What I’m Good at

15 March 2010

Alright, so tonight I’ve gone through all of the last 7 weeks weekly reflections and concluded on a couple of things.

These are what my strengths are from best to not the best:

  • Slide tackling
  • Speed
  • Long balls/crossing
  • Running with the ball
  • Dribbling

(and add set pieces there somewhere)

These strengths are consistent with wingers, which do these things (from wikipedia):

  • Technical skill to beat a full-back in a one-to-one situation.
  • Pace, to beat the full-back one-on-one.
  • Crossing ability when out wide.
  • Good off-the-ball ability when reading a pass from the midfield or from fellow attackers.
  • Good passing ability and composure, to retain possession while in opposition territory.
  • The modern winger should also be comfortable on either wing so as to adapt to quick tactical changes required by the coach.

I’m decent now, but I have to really buckle down and get really, fantastically good at these skills if I want to be the next amazing player.

Now that I’ve confirmed what I am good at, and what position suits me. It’s time to formulate a training plan around this.. Watch out for the next post! 🙂

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