From Pro Soccer to Bench Soccer: The Ups and Downs of Casual Soccer04.04.2023
So, you’re a pro soccer player whose team asks you to play a casual game with their sponsors and partners? That sounds like a recipe for disaster, right? Well, let me tell you, it’s even worse than you think. The difference between a pro and a casual player is like the difference between a toddler taking its first steps and an Olympic runner.
Sure, you could play darts or foosball with the sponsors, but where’s the fun? Playing bench soccer may also seem far from professional soccer, but hear me out.
Although bench soccer is not an actual game, it has unique advantages. For one, you’ll get more touches on the ball in bench soccer than in any other game of soccer you’ve played. If you take it seriously, the playing field is small, making it a fast-paced game.
And here’s the kicker: bench soccer is one of the few games where an amateur player can beat a pro player. With only a few minutes of play, a pro player may only have time to warm up after an amateur takes them down.
I know it sounds crazy, but bench soccer is the ultimate equalizer, where everyone starts on the same level playing field. It’s a game where luck and skill intertwine, and teamwork is essential to get to the top, especially in a 2 vs. 2 game.
Playing on a small field also means thinking fast and making quick decisions. Plus, you’ll develop lightning-fast reflexes and speed, essential skills for any soccer player.
All in all, bench soccer may not be as serious as professional soccer, but playing the game and enjoying it with others is still fun. So next time you’re asked to play bench soccer with the sponsors, don’t be so quick to dismiss it – who knows, you might even have a good time!