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Skill Tests for Football

It is important to conduct skill testing in addition to fitness testing to determine the skill level of the player, so appropriate skill drills can be incorporated into the training sessions, and possibly individualized training for those lacking certain skills. There are some standard soccer skills tests and also many other variations that coaches around the world use.  

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Skills to Assess

There are many skills that make up the skill set of a successful football player. Some of the skills are more important for certain player positions, and there are additional skills that a goalkeeper will require. Important skills to test include:

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