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Jakarta Post

Developing SuperSkills, mano a mano

  • Laura Macintosh

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 11 2012   /  02:23 pm

There’s a new sport set to take the world by storm. And it’s uniquely Indonesian.

The SuperSkills Soccer program has developed 1v1, combining outdoor soccer skills with the philosophy of martial arts, where players meet in combat style matches. And the best thing about it? It can be played with anybody, anytime, anywhere.

SuperSkills teaches the secrets of expert dribbling and complete ball mastery. Picture the true ball artists of the game, like Lionel Messi and Nani. But the aim is not to create better outdoor soccer players, although this is often one of the consequences as national representative Dale Mullholland admits. “This [1v1] is not soccer as we know it,” Mullholland says. “If 11v11 is the ultimate team game, then this is just the opposite.”

SuperSkills has been seven years in the making, with the program going public one year ago. It’s aim? ...