Every sport requires regular practice to master the skills, and soccer is no exception. You have variety of techniques and drills to learn in order to improve your skills, and you can always find something new to learn and level yourself up. What skills you need to practice most are determined by your physical abilities and your position in the game.
Every position needs to practice kicking, making clean, powerful and accurate kicks. You will use this soccer skill for passing, for shooting and for clearing the ball out of your zone. Ball control is also a very important skill that you should constantly drill to get better at; if you do not then your opponent will easily be able to snatch the ball out of your grip. Heading is another important skill as your competition level increases and is utilized very well in an indoor soccer skills set. Using the proper technique for this skill is important to prevent a concussion injury.
Dribbling is not ball control, ball control is keeping control at a high speed; dribbling is passing it back and forth between your feet and doing the neat tricks that may fake out your opponent. Goal keeping is a good thing to practice in case the goalie needs a replacement, however, if you are not the primary keeper than you should not focus most of your time on the goalkeeping skills. Finally the tackling skills will ensure that you are better equipped to take the ball from you opponent and that is very important for defenders.
There are no best soccer skills, each one has its particular uses and all of them should be practiced to get an all around level of quality in your game. If you cannot tackle the ball then there is no way for you to prevent the opponent from getting to your goalie even if you have exceptional ball handling. There are many professionals and the like who display amazing skills in videos on the web and those are a good place to start. Try to mimic what they are doing, see if you can do it and if you cannot then just keep practicing.
Street soccer skills will use the same primary set, though the techniques to launch them will be different. You cannot slide tackle on the street, well you can but it may not be worth it! No matter what skill you want to get good at, it will take practice so be sure to put in the time and the effort to learn it well!
The author has spent a lot of time learning about soccer skills and other related topics. Read more about soccer goals at Vincent O’Neil’s website.