One of the problem soccer players face is realizing how their coaches
assess their talent and potential. It is your performance in the game
that becomes a meter to trait your ability. Soccer is a game that needs
infinite technical, physical, mental and tactical variety.
Your coach will see how committed you are towards maintaining and
regaining the possession of ball during the game. How you cope up with
the last minute pressure, when opponents are restricting your space and
time to make a goal. Some traits considered by coach are:
Technical Ability of a Player
You should be able to bring a ball played to you instantly and
smoothly. Along with this, you should be able to protect the ball and
developing a deception that will help in getting rid of the opponent.
You should successfully pass the ball at long and short distances by using skills like heading, chipping and bending.
It is a player's ability to burst past opponents, change his
direction and speed as well as break through the packed deensive lines.
You should have the ability to do the goal even after crossing, heading high and deep for defensive clearances.
The skill of scoring a goal always marks an impression of game
viewers. Good players always finish with their chest, heel, toe and
thigh. Coach always looks for the player who can compose
aggressiveness, swift and decision taking will altogether.
The player who is not in possession should make himself available
for the ball, realize the time to offer close support or stay away as
well as find the proper time to execute take overs and overlaps.
The player in possession should have good peripheral and
penetrating vision. He should know the correct time to play directly or
when to run at top speed and open up passing angles for his team.
Physical fitness of player makes him a better soccer player. The player should have following traits:
• Agility – Ability to change directions quickly
Attitude and Personal Traits
Apart from performance of a player in game and his physical
strength, coaches also consider his mental and psychological make-up,
self confidence and emotional stability. Some factors considered by
• Mental toughness
• Coach ability