Balance is mainly the attribute that decides how well a footballer can keep their balance while interacting with a ball which reaches them at a height that is above their waist but, of course, it also affects their ability to keep balance overall. A footballer with good balance can keep their balance even when things get rough while a footballer with bad balance may falter and lose out in contests with other footballers due to them loosing his balance. Keeper specific: Being able to keep the balance in rough situations and when handling high balls are important for a keeper.