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.
Reading FC Academy Manager Eamonn Dolan takes you through some simple turning drills. These are important for every player on the field to turn on a defender. Running, turning and dribbling with the ball is important to moving the soccer ball up the field. You can practice with a square as a group. Practice turning, dribbling and running with the 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...
Fads come and go, but classic and effective soccer tricks never go out of fashion. Created over fifty years ago by English legend Stanley Matthews, the Matthews is a technique also known as 'dropping the shoulder.' The move keeps the ball spinning inside your own jurisdiction, making it a hard task for a defender to steal the ball away.
This video shows the viewer how to take a ‘Trivela’ free kick. This is where the player kicks the ball with the outside of their foot. This makes the ball curve towards the foot that the player kicked the ball with – a right footed shot will curve to the right and vice versus. The main point the video makes seems to be to make good contact with the ball. This is very crucial. The video also contains other tips and tricks as well as some footage of successful ‘Trivela’ free kicks taken by the ...
Manchester United FC and England's Wayne Rooney is a forward with full bag of hat tricks to deceive his attackers on the soccer field. At his UEFA Champions League debut against Fenerbahçe SK in 2004, he scored a goal using the Rooney dummy, a soccer feint in which you trick the opponent into thinking you're going to knock the ball into the goal when in reality you're making a swerve left or right.
Mia Hamm illustrates techniques for receiving the ball out of the air. Drills are shown and Ian Sawyers gives teaching tips during the video. A recap appears at the end.
Become a better footballer with Coach King's Skill School from the UK's best-selling football magazine, MATCH. This how-to video shows how to save one-on-one goal attempts. Being a goalie takes a lot of skill, but learn some techniques to prevent the opponents from scoring. Watch this video soccer tutorial and learn how to save one-on-one shots.
Some tips on knocking the ball deep with effective soccer punting. These techniques will help you kick the soccer ball very far.
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 ...
The term "trivela" may sound like a fun Latin dance or even an opera, but Portuguese soccer players recognize it as the name for kicking the ball with the outside of your foot.
There is a reason the rest of the world calls 'soccer' 'football' - it's all about your feet! In this tutorial, from Zappos, learn how to kick a soccer ball the right way and win the game every time!
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...
In this how to video, you will learn how to curve a soccer ball. First, you will need to know how to shoot a ball. To shoot, line up striaght with the ball and keep your knee over it. Strike it with your toe pointed down and on the center of the ball. To curve the ball, line up with the side of the ball. Kick the ball so that the inside of the foot hits the ball on the side. When you follow through your kicking foot, your arm should swing across your body. This causes the ball to spin which m...
Munkii an animated monkey shows you a really cool way to flick up the soccer ball.
Shooting technique: Locking your ankle and pointing your toes down when striking the ball is probably the most important factor in developing the proper shooting technique. It is probably the hardest skill to learn in soccer, but not anymore because I am here to guide you through and help you improve. Down below I have put down some steps to improve your shooting ability and I have also applied some pictures to make it easier for you to understand and apply while shooting. Enjoy the rest of t...
Touching a soccer ball with your hands for a trick is somewhat sacrilegious, but ever since basketball players started spinning the roundball around on their fingers, soccer players have felt the need to answer. This video will teach you how to spin a soccer ball on the end of your finger quickly and easily.
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.
David Beckham in his prime, long haired years shows a group of young kids how to bend their free kicks like he does. He shows them exactly where to strike the soccer ball.
Similar to the Around the World and Crossover freestyle soccer tricks, the Hope the World or HTW shown here is a great trick where the player flicks the ball up, goes over it with the other leg, then catches the ball with the flying leg. You have to be able to jump and swing your legs pretty high, but if you can try out this move.
Play the chip pass drill by yourself in order to work on your passing game for soccer.
This video is demonstrated completely through visual movement and accompanied with a brief written description. A young man speeds down the soccer field with a ball and scores a goal. His signature move leading up to the goal is broken down into very specific methods of movement, the first of which is a high speed attack as he races down the field. The next method to this signature move is the weight shift, in which the goal scorer shifts his weight, along with the ball, from foot to foot to ...
This skill involves two moves to help you beat your opponent. It's a complicated move that requires the use of both feet. Do a combination Ronaldo stepover.
The Crossover is one of the best-known tricks in the growing world of freestyle soccer, the soccer offshoot with a focus on doing trick with the ball. In this video, you'll learn how to do the crossover yourself by juggling the ball up, swinging your foot over it, then catching the ball with your ground foot. Pretty. Simple. Beautiful.
I've heard blind people have heightened senses, but I never imagined it could translate to such superb soccer footwork. As you watch below, remember this- all players are legally blind except for the goalie.
Sami Hyypia, who plays defense for Finland, claims that it doesn't matter how fast or slow you are in soccer. Rather, it's your ability to read the game that'll determine whether you win or not.
Learn freestyle football with Mariusz Chorazy, also known as freestyle soccer. Freestyle football is the art of juggling a football (aka soccer ball) using multiple body parts while performing skillful moves at the same time (and never dropping the ball of course). Freestyle football consists of dribbling moves, fakes and tricks. Master your freestyle football moves with these instructional tutorials. This video demonstrates: the Around the World (ATW)
Learn how to perform a 180 degree turn in order to increase ball control when playing soccer.
Learn these simple warm-up and ball handling drills to become the best soccer player there ever was.
Leg or heel catches are a great place for those new to the exciting world of freestyle soccer to start, as it isn't TOO challenging. All you have to do is flick the ball up and behind you and catch it against your heel in the crook of your bent leg. The video will show you everything you need to know and offers great tips on proper execution.
Practice your footwork by learning these 4 basic methods of getting a soccer ball off the ground. Lift a soccer ball using only your feet.
Possibly the greatest thing about the World Cup? Nearly the entire world has joined together to watch. Opposing teams, sure. But there's something amazing about the simultaneous excitement across the globe. The World Cup is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world. An estimated 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 World Cup held in Germany!
Jason Roberts shows you how to score when you are one-on-one with the goalkeeper. This is most used when you are on a break away against a GK. This is important for strikers and forwards. Remember you have the advantage over the keeper. Goalies will come out strong, be ready to counter. Score on a break away one on one with the keeper.
This video will teach you to be fluid in your movement around the soccer ball, as well as use the outside of you foot effectively when playing soccer. If you want to improve your footwork, watch this video. Dribble with the outside of the foot during soccer.
Perform this Wall Pass shooting drill with a friend in order to improve soccer ball strike skills.
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...
You can't do any freestyle soccer moves if you can't get the ball off the ground and into a juggle. There are a lot of different ways to accomplish the flick up that range in difficulty and artistic merit. This video will show you three easy flick ups that you can do to start your freestyle combos.
In order to score a goal and keep the ball with their grasp, attackers master the art of the inside hook. A simple trick that's simply effective, it involves feigning that you're moving outward when you're realling taking the ball in. The move has been mastered by Turkey's Emre Belözoglu.
Oliver Cherek, a.k.a., oLi, shows you how to perform a new freestyle football trick called "New Shit," invented by Soufiane Touzani.
Soccer players may be the focus of the action on the World Cup soccer field, but soccer referees are just as actively involved in the game. Without their raising of flags, the game would fall into anarchy.