How To: Teach kids how to kick a soccer ball

When kicking a soccer ball to achieve the best kick you do not want to kick with your toes, you want to kick where your shoe laces are. To kick the ball you don't want your non kicking foot to far behind the ball because this leads to a toe kick. In fact, you want your non kicking foot to be right beside the ball so that when your kicking foot goes to kick the ball it is not a completed kick. This causes the lace part of your shoe to kick the ball. When kicking with the top of your foot it sh...

How To: Pass A Soccer Ball With The Inside Of Your Foot

Passng Technique: The instep pass is the most common way and the most efficient to pass a ball in soccer. It requires the use of your inside foot. Passing a ball is similar to shooting. It requires you to have your plant foot a foot away from the ball. Bend your standing leg, and follow through the ball with the inside of your foot making sure you lean forward and with a locked ankle. In this article I will guide you to help improve your passing by talking about the different things you need ...

How To: Teach kids how to dribble a soccer ball

This is a video demonstrating how to dribble a soccer ball for children. The presenter says that this is the most important skill for a young soccer player to learn. He says that dribbling the ball is not kicking the ball and chasing it but rather a series of small touches. He teaches that the ball is like a puppy on a leash. If the puppy gets too far away he runs off. If the ball gets too far away the other team will steal it. The next thing he teaches is to keep your head up. Don't run into...

How To: Juggle a soccer ball step by step

In this tutorial, we learn how to juggle a soccer ball step by step. First, drop the ball from waist level and kick it back up so you can catch it. This will give you a better feel for the ball. Next, do the same thing but this time kick the ball twice before catching it. After this, as you get a better feel for the ball, kick it more and more before you catch it. Now, add another juggle and do this with your other foot. Keep adding more juggles in as you get better with the soccer ball. Have...

How To: Catch the ball as a soccer goalie

Catching the ball is one of the most important functions of the soccer goalie. They are the only player on the field allowed to do so, and when they do so they not only block the shot they caught, but keep possession of the ball for their team, changing the flow of the game. Use the tips in this video to catch the ball more effectively and improve your goaltending.

How To: Coach an Under-6 Soccer Team

Getting children under the age of 6 to do anything is a bit of a challenge, especially when you have a bunch of them in one place. This video teaches one great technique for youth sports coaches to motivate the kids, playing Simon Says. A simple game, but one that has great teaching potential when applied to a youth soccer practice, or any other youth sports practice. Can be used on older kids as well, but perhaps less effectively.

How To: Do the Head Stall freestyle soccer trick

This is not charm school. Far from trying to maintain perfect posture, the man in this video is training his ability to balance things on his head for the love of sport, the sport of freestyle soccer. Here, you will learn how you to can pull of the iconic Head Stall freestyle soccer move, in which the ball in balanced on the player's head for as long as possible.

How To: Shoot a knuckle shot in soccer

The knuckleball is an important part of both soccer and baseball, oddly enough, and the soccer version is a very effective shot that is probably much more widely used than the baseball pitch. This video will teach you how to shoot a perfect knuckle that will have most keepers confused and crying with shame.

How To: Juggle a soccer ball and improve ball touch

Juggling is the key to all free styling tricks. Juggling helps the players feel for the ball and his ability to strike the ball on the volley. To juggle use the top of the foot down toward the toes to strike the middle of the ball so that it goes straight up in the air. After practicing this type of juggling continue juggling with one foot, keeping the ball moving straight up in the air about 10 inches. The player should continue practicing juggling with one foot until he can juggle the ball ...

How To: Eercise proper juggling technique with a soccer ball

In this video, we learn how to exercise proper juggling technique with a soccer ball. When juggling the ball, keep it below your chin so you have complete control of the ball. When the ball is above your head there is more room for error. One way to learn is to put a bounce in between each touch of the ball, which will give you a sense of control. Also, keep it close to your body so you have a lot of control over it. When juggling the ball, do different moves and keep it under complete contro...

How To: Do Andres Iniesta's signature soccer move La Croqueta

In this video, we learn how to do Andres Iniesta's signature soccer move La Croqueta. First, while you are on the field and have the ball, you need to turn and control it. Pay attention to those around you and move around them. Move the ball from left to right around the people coming towards you. Attack the open space to free yourself up and get away from crowds of the opponents. Once you do this, you will be close to the goal. Finish off the shot by kicking the ball into the goal. From here...

How To: Play offense in soccer

This is a video tutorial in the Sports category where you are going to learn how to play offense in a game of soccer. The forward soccer position usually stays on the offensive side in order to score goals. Adrian Heath, head coach, shows you how to play the forward position properly. This is going to be a very easy and simple drill. All you are looking for is a nice little floating pass over the defender's head to your own player in the forward position. And the forward player then tries to ...

How To: Play defense in soccer

This is a video tutorial in the Sports category where you are going to learn how to play defense in soccer. Playing good defense in soccer is required to keep the ball out of your own team's goal. Adrian Heath, a professional soccer head coach, teaches you how to do this. The basics are the angle of approach and the speed of approach of the defender. You should not go too quickly or too square. If you are too square, the opponent can go outside or inside. You should be showing the opponent ei...

How To: Do the AATW (Abbas Around the World) soccer freestyle trick

This trick was designed by its creator, Abbas Farid, the famous freestyle master from the UK, and member of Monta Soccer. If you want to learn this soccer freestyle move, this video breaks it down for you. The AATW (Abbas Around the World) can be complicated for you first-timers, but once you get a handle on the tricks and combos involved, it will be as easy as kicking the football.

How To: Tackle in soccer

In this tutorial, we learn how to tackle in soccer with Adrian Heath. Tackling is important because it gets the ball back to the team to play. As you try to get the ball, the block tackle includes pushing your foot in front of the ball just as someone else has it in their play. Don't open your body up too much or it will damage your position. Keep yourself right over the top of the ball to have the best control. Practice this position as you are playing so you can a feel for how it's supposed...

How To: Do a 360 freestyle soccer trick

How do you do a 360 with a soccer ball? Like this of course, by rolling the ball around your body from a chest stall to a neck stall and back again. It looks really cool, doesn't involve hands like a lot of the roll tricks do, and is sure to impress your mates.

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