The Secret to Making a Good Soccer Team

In video games, along with playing with your friends, you are often tasked with the mission to make a good team. Professional soccer coaches often get a team to work with and they try to make the best of it. We already know that the game can’t be won just by putting a bunch of awesome players together. This is certainly a factor, but there’s more to making a good team besides that. Here’s what you’ll need when you’re making your own team.

Finding Players

This is the most basic of tasks. You can’t play soccer without players. Ask your friends and coworkers if they might be interested in playing soccer with you. If that doesn’t work, there are plenty of clubs and leisure centers where people are itching to blow off some steam.

Finding players for your team can be somewhat challenging, as you don’t want someone clumsy and not athletic. Focus your attention to people who have played soccer before. The perfect candidate is someone who is not only looking fit but who excels at speed and endurance. Soccer games require a lot of energy.

Ringers

You may have heard it mentioned in movies and series when a team is accused of acquiring one. A ringer is a professional athlete who is brought to the team in order to secure the victory. Be careful with this, as many amateur leagues don’t allow professionals. It can also be construed as unsporting behavior. Unless winning means absolutely everything to you, give ringers a pass.

Assigning Positions

You have to know the strengths and weaknesses of your players. Whenever I played soccer as a child, I was always designated as either the goalie or the defender. This was due to the fact that I was rubbish at dribbling and attacking, but also aggressive and protective of my space. Find out where your players are most comfortable.

Tactics

When you’ve figured out the abilities of your team, it is a good idea to come up with several plays. Your team needs to know what to do when they are attacking and defending. Running several strategies by your teammates is an effective method of preparing them for just about anything.

Spirit

All the strategies and abilities mean nothing unless your players have their heads in the game. This is achieved not only with constant practice but also with team members spending time with each other in their personal lives. Talk to your teammates and get to know them better. Who is having trouble at home, who got a promotion, and the latest love interests are topics that create a strong bond.

League

To truly test your team, you need to put it up against another team. Joining a league is a great way for the players to step up their game and give 110%. Don’t focus on winning at first. This is just a test run, to see which areas you need to work on. Next time, you will be able to obliterate your opponents.