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 ...
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.
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!
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.
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...
Learn soccer skills Ronaldinho, Brazil's soccer wonder move Elastic. Learn how to play football the Brazilian way. These are tricks of Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Brazil. Brazilian Brasilian tricks revealed.
Learn how to add light defensive pressure with the 50-50 drill for soccer.
Learn how to run an obstacle course to improve ball handling and dribbling speed in soccer.
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.
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.
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...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do the Around the World soccer trick. When doing this trick, users are able to do an inner rotation known as Inside Around the World or an outer rotation known as Outside Around the World. Begin by hitting the ball with your toe and start rotating you leg. The ball needs to go up with the foot, but the foot should still be above the ball. Now end the rotation by landing the ball on the tip of your toe and continue to juggle. This video will benefit...
Like achieving your wildest dreams, sometimes getting the ball over to a teammate who's far away requires one nice, guttural kick. When no one is within safe passing distance, you must employ the lofted pass, a strong-footed kick that lifts the ball vastly above the defender and lands within the grasp of your teammate.
The full-back position in the soccer field is complex: while technically a defensive post, a full-back must also be ready to pass the ball to a teammate and score a goal.
One of the most popular soccer moves is the drop or dip. In this tutorial, learn how to hit the ball properly for a good dip or drop.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to curve a soccer ball with the inside of the foot. The kick is also referred to as the banana kick. When kick the ball, use the inside of your foot. Kick the ball at the lower middle section. As your hitting it, wrap your foot around the ball. Do not place your foot too close to the ball when your planting your foot and make an L-shape with the leg. Kick the ball at an angle. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy playing soccer and would li...
Learn the Elastico trick with this how-to video! 1. Decide which direction you want to fake with a soccer ball. 2. While leaning to the right, slide foot over the soccer ball (faking right). 3. Slide foot, blocking ball, causing it to bounce the other direction. 4. Make sure you keep your foot as close to the ball as possible to increase effectiveness of the fake. 5. Practice makes perfect. Skilled soccer kids show you how to perfect the elite soccer move, The Elastic.
The step-over dribble is superb for handling tight one-on-one challenges with your fellow defender. Practiced by the Netherlands' Arjen Robben, the step-over dribble shuffles the ball around so your opposing football player won't be able to decide which way to go.
Pirouettes aren't soley dance moves for wannabe ballerinas and National Ballet regulars. Patrick Vieira is a midfielder who invented a move called the Vieira pirouette, which involves faking the direction you're dribbling and spinning 360 degrees around to keep the ball going towards the goal.
Though soccer is a very physically strenuous sport, many soccer fans underestimate the importance of psychological steadiness and intimdiation of opposing players.
Divide into teams of two players each, played on a grid, the first team to knockout their opponent 5 times, wins. This game is great for a soccer team practice.
This video shows you how to perform the quick feet drill if you're a soccer goalie in order to improve movement and rhythm on the field.
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.
Freestyle footy legend Billy Fincham shows you how to pull off another wicked trick! While tricks might seem a bit showy for a game of soccer, they can actually improve your game. Watch this video soccer tutorial and learn how to do a neck catch trick with a soccer ball.
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.
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.
The UK's best-selling football magazine has teamed up with The FA to improve your game! This how-to video shows how to do the twist and turn move! Watch this video soccer tutorial and learn how to practice this running soccer move.
Play punt receiving drills in order to work on the receiving end of your soccer game.
Ronaldinho's combination of speed and deceptive footwork have made him a football legend, and his heel toe fake pass is a great way to misdirect defenders. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to warm up for the trick and then how to actually do it.
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.
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...
Bounce back to full fitness in time for the new season with "Rebound", the latest Bootcamp drill of the week. This one's all about control. Twist and turn with the ball glued to your toe, then knock an inch-perfect pass and accelerate as you receive it back. Constant movement and constant control - two ingredients for next season's complete footballer. Nike bootcamp brings you this pro soccer drill training video. Brush up on your soccer skills and learn how to do the Rebound soccer drill.
Put your team in a position to score by mastering the art of the corner kick. Strive to be like Beckham. Master the corner kick with this soccer guide from Howcast.
Players from the Brazilian Soccer Schools show you how to beat your opponent using the Zico. This is a classic way to beat the defender the Brazilian way- with flourish and style. The Zico is a 180 spin turn to keep the foot tight on the outside of the foot. It is seen as one touch. Beat your opponent at soccer with the Zico.
This soccer drill will show you how to develop and master your ability to handle crosses as a soccer goalie or keeper as they call it. This is a moderate drill made for JV high school or U-16 and younger. It is a pretty basic skill for soccer goalkeepers to master. Intercept the cross and you will greatly decrease the chances for scoring.
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.
The UK's best-selling football magazine has teamed up with The FA to improve your game! This how-to video shows how to keepy-uppy! Learn new techniques or improve existing soccer skills. Watch this video soccer tutorial and learn how to do a keepy-uppy.
Juggling the soccer ball is one of the most basic parts of freestyle soccer, the fine art of simply bouncing the ball continuously on the feet for as long and in as many different positions as possible. This video will help you get started with it, giving tips for doing it in three different positions: standing, sitting, and laying down. Mastering all three will really help you transitions and improve your freestyle game.
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...
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and especially popular among young people in the United States. This video features a university soccer coach explaining several important drills for developing young soccer players, including two-touch passing and doing over-unders with the ball. Have you kid dominating the pitch in no time with these drills!