Skills, Mentality, and the Physical Ability of Footballer

We do some research on 3 important things that needed to be a good footballer. Skills, Mentality, and the Physical ability. We list down all these ability and prioritize by few category. So from here we can understand what is the basic and the most important ability that we must have as a footballer. The coaches can used these to prioritize the training schedule and make a priority for players to train on the important abilities. For the scouts and talent search, we can used this list as a checklist during any players assessment activity and improved our scouting skills.
Football Skills
SKILLS
First for the skills, we prioritize the abilities to 5 main categories:
  • Sent the ball to teammate
  • Receive and control the ball
  • Kicks to score a goal
  • Position control, defense
  • Goalkeeper skills

These 5 categories are very important abilities to a footballer and we as a footballer, coaches, or talent searcher must focusing on these. Goalkeeper skills is specifically for a goalkeeper but all others categories listed above also important for a goalkeeper. So all the categories except the goalkeeper skills are important to all other position of play, no matter he is striker or defender he must mastering the basic skill for each categories.
We list down the related skills for every categories. The basic and important skill for each categories are at the top of below category list:
Sent the ball to teammate: 
Passing
Through pass
Crossing
Corner kick
Receive and control the ball:
Receiving
First touch
Ball control
Dribbling
Technique
Kicks to score a goal:
Finishing
Shooting
Free kick
Penalty kick
Position control, defense:
Positioning
Intercepting
Marking
Heading
Tackling
Goalkeeper skills:
Reflexes
Punching
Handling
Agility

From here we got 5 basic and the most important skills for each categories:
1. Passing - the speed, accuracy, timing, and direction.
2. Receiving - the player reaction when the ball coming to him, the reaction speed, and how he stop or move the ball.
3. Finishing - the kicks accuracy, the ability to kick the ball to the right direction and right time.
4. Positioning - the understanding of positioning play, are the player put him self at the right position, the best position during defending or attacking, the best position to received the ball.
5. Reflexes - the main skills for the goalkeeper, how goalkeeper reaction in any situation, how quick his reaction.


The other skills below of these 5 skills are the advanced skills for each categories. That is require specific training to be expert with it. But these 5 skills are very important, for example if the player is good in shooting and have a powerful shoots. It is useless if he don't have good finishing skills, he will send the ball wide and not on target.


MENTALITY
Mentality also important for a good footballer, we divided the player mentality to 4 categories:
  • Basic and important
  • Attacker and playmaker
  • Defensive player
  • Captain
Basic and important:
Hard work
Team work
Communication
Attacker and playmaker:
Composure
Decision
Creativity
Game vision
Defensive player:
Concentration
Bravery
Aggressive
Toughness
Captain:
Leadership
Discipline
Confidence
Motivation
Commitment


Above are the list of players mentality that should be have by a footballer. But the most basic and important mentality are the hard work, team work, and communication. We put communication as a mental ability because it is very related to players mentality. The bad mentality will likely to make the player can't communicate effectively and maybe bad communication will come out and not the positive communication. So to have a good communication the players must have positive mindset during a matches. Communication will also reflexes the team work.


PHYSICAL
Below are the main physical ability, physical ability is very important and should not be skip during any training at any age level. Good physical ability will help the consistency of player performance during any matches.
The main physical ability:
Speed
Strength
Stamina
Fitness
Jumping

We hope these information will be useful to any footballer, coaches, and talent searcher. We also will use these data as our reference for any player scouting and ability review.
See also:
Basic Football Team at the school level
Malaysian Football, will it bounce back after hit the ground?

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