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hey i want help..the thing is that if there is 14 year old boy and he is to improve his game to the standards of ronaldinho(only skills) how would he do it...by practicing with a football for e.g freestyle tricks?
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hey i want help..the thing is that if there is 14 year old boy and he is to improve his game to the standards of ronaldinho(only skills) how would he do it...by practicing with a football for e.g freestyle tricks?
No. These things appear from the player himself, they're not taught in an academy. You can not create a Ronaldinho (to say the name you said).
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he should get his own style naturally, not everyone can be Ronaldinho, he might have to settle to be like Cruyff.

concentrate too much on tricks though and you run the risk of becoming a clown footballer.




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Your boy's a bit old but to get faster feet he needs to have the basics mastered - kick ups for hours and then go from there

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Only way is for him to mess around with the ball trying things like Ronnie does for hours on end per day. Try mastering basic tricks with plenty of practice, combine tricks and work on ball control. Have him throw the ball off a wall or something for an hour or more a week and alternate killing the ball with each foot to learn balance/control.

What helped me a lot was just kicking the ball side to side as quickly as possible, then spinning on it, turning and flicking at random. Gradually started getting a feel for the ball and could manipulate it a lot better.

He need's to learn the weight of the ball for passing too, get him to pass to a hoop however many meters away to let it roll and stop there. Both feet again. Worth noting that Ronnie is physically very fit for a reason, and relies on speed after the trick so doing some plyometric work for his legs is a good idea.

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You should go to the gym and work on your balance and fast-twitch muscles , then start doing tricks, then dress up as a seal and make a living at seaworld. Then escape and get clubbed to death on canadian shore.
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really at 14 he should have all these basic techniques mastered as Doug says, if he doesn't have basic balance and first touch there is not a chance in hell he will ever be able to do what Ronaldinho does, how old was Ronaldinho in that advert when he was dribbling all them other kids?




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Ronaldinho dribbles 24/7. Oh with a ball?

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While we are on this subject, I would really appreciate if some of you guys could please give me advice about how I could become a great defender like Pascal Cygan or Raul Bravo.....thanks!
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Easy as 1-2-3

Step 1, shave your head
Step 2, slow yourself down - if needs be put some lead in your boots
Step 3, don't concentrate on the game

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While we are on this subject, I would really appreciate if some of you guys could please give me advice about how I could become a great defender like Pascal Cygan or Raul Bravo.....thanks!
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