David Beckham recently kicked-off his campaign as the 2012 Paralympics Games Ambassador by taking part in a practice session with a visually impaired team in Los Angeles. This is actually a very unique style of training and development that is even used by the pros in order to improve basic tactical skills. Each participant is blindfolded for a variety of different training techniques. Coaches always emphasize a sense of awareness for everything that is happening on the pitch.
This training method is designed to help the player obtain a better understanding of ball control as well as player positions. This is something that midfielders such as Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid are very good at. He tends to always be aware of where his teammates are, even if his back is to them. Beckham is the new face of the Million Kids Challenge, sponsored by UK Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s, which encourages children of all ages and abilities to lead healthier and more active lifestyles.