How to Become Better in Football by Playing Foosball

The following article was supplied to Amplified Soccer by Foosball Zone

People often think that playing foosball is a fun recreation and a good reason to hang with your family and friends. Yes, foosball is all that, but there is much more to foosball than just entertainment and having fun. In this article I will show you how you can improve your skills to become a better football player with the highly addictive game of foosball. 

Foosball and football have much in common

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While you have to have a space for football practice, all you need to have for a foosball is a table. When you look at those two sports they are the same and they share the same purpose – to score the goal to your opponent. Playing foosball can actually increase the passion your kid has for football without even noticing it. It is raining and your son wants to play football, but he can’t. Getting him a foosball table is a far better solution than getting him a video game about football he can play with his friends. This way, he will jump around and have fun without those boring screens.  

Helps you understand football

When you introduce someone to football for the first time, the person will probably love it, but don’t understand completely. Since the players on the foosball field mirror the players on the football field, it is easy to show basics of the football on the foosball table. There the person can find out what are players positions and how is that position called and you can explain briefly the main purpose of the game. 

Improving your concentration

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Now that you are dealing with more advanced football player who knows that he needs to do more than just run around the field, he needs to learn different offense and defence strategies. The best way to improve concentration is to learn tricks on the foosball table. You have to be precise and you have to move the rod in the right time and in the right direction and those are the things which will make your brain work out a lot. Improving the concentration with learning new foosball tricks is great because your brain gets workout more than your body. Sometimes, football practices can be tiring and in those moments our brain can’t function completely. 

Foosball is connecting people

As much as I hate to admit, most people love to play foosball just to have fun. That means that foosball has one perfect factor and that is entertainment. When most football players are hanging out together in a bar, for example, they will end up at the foosball table. The foosball table is the perfect thing to connect the real football players because they will play together, win together and do what they like, but in a slightly different matter. Due to that, foosball table gives them so much fun and through fun, they make even stronger bond. That is actually one of the reasons why most modern offices have foosball tables – a modern team building.