Hi, I'm Nick Webster, and I'm here to answer the question skills you need for midfield in soccer. The reason we want skills in midfield is because you are the conductor of the team. You control the tempo of the game and you need to have 360 degree vision to see what's going on around you. Here are some tips to give you the skills you need to play midfield in soccer. Ball handling in center midfield is so important. Here are a number of drills you can do to really improve that aspect of your game. Number one have a friend pass the ball into you, control it, look around the field, see where the space is and then play an accurate pass. In the crowded areas of midfield, some time the ball is going to come to you in the air. Use your thigh to control it and once again, see the entire field before making the pass. In midfield, the ball is often in the air and sometimes you have to control it with your chest. As you make the chest control, try and put the ball in a position where you can see the field and make the pass.