Skills, Strategy & Synchronicity
Excellent football players have exceptional skills, like trapping, dribbling, passing, shooting and heading. These skills are foundational to higher possession, ball control and successful shooting.
When focusing on the skills of soccer greats such as Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, it's easy to overlook the communication and cooperation of the team required to set up the play.
A team's strategy takes the talents of individual players and combines them into cohesive plays. Practising at Training tests the resolve and commitment of players to working as a team. Although physically demanding, practising and playing together, whether at Training or during a match, are shared experiences that help a team to grow together, building loyalty and trust.
An environment of trust built on respect enables shared responsibility for loss, open discussion around mistakes without blame, and a continuous learning approach.
Trust enables each team member to depend heavily on one another. And this trust in each other gives the framework for individuals to use their skills fully in coordination and synchronicity with the other players for the team's success.