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 ...
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 video from Livestrong we learn how to kick a soccer ball and do a drive pass. Adrian Heath, the head coach of the Austin Aztex, teaches this. It is demonstrated by members of his team in this video. To do a drive pass you want your left foot by the side of the ball, laces kicked through the middle of the ball and drag straight through the center of the ball and straight away through it. Drive through the middle of it. The drive pass is important to learn in soccer because it is a very...
Play the Garbage Can game to learn control and accuracy in both chipping and passing when playing soccer.
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)
Who would you back in a race between a scooter and a sports car? And which would you rather be driving? Changing speed is at the heart of top-level soccer performance, so every player needs a smooth-changing gearbox to win the races that matter over ninety minutes. Nike Bootcamp's High Gears drill gives you the tune-up you need to shift up and down the gears with ease when that match-winning sprint is on – for the loose ball, the last-ditch tackle, or that glimmer of a goalscoring chance. Nik...
In this UEFA Training Ground tutorial, Woody, Kleiny, and Lianne Sanderson teach you the drive pass, a very long-distance kick that drives the ball quickly for a long distance. It's similar to the lofted pass, but you kick the ball on the nose instead. Hitting the nose straight on with your foot, you attain supersonic power and make the soccer ball go faster.
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...
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!
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...
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.
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...
Ex-Pro keepers show how to warm up before a match. This specific to keepers. This is a light warm-up for early high school players. It is not rigorous by any means and is made to get goalkeepers using their finger tips and getting loose on their toes.
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...
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.
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.
In this Sports video tutorial you will learn how to play midfield in soccer. Adrian Heath, Head Coach of Austin Aztex, explains the role of the midfield player in this video. Midfield player is the engine room of the team. He moves forward and feeds the ball to the strikers for attacking the opponent's goal and falls back in to his own half when defending. Two midfield players combine to pass the ball from the defending half to the attacking half past the opposing midfielders. There are many ...
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.
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.
Follow these ball skill drills in order to improve your skills with a soccer ball
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.
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...
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 ...
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: Rainbow (Sideway)
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.
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.
Crossing is a soccer method invented so you can bypass the annoying fluff of trying to get through hoards of attackers and passing the ball to a friendly soccer player without actually having to fight your way through.
Perform this advanced move (Side Roll/Stepover) by making a stepover move after bringing the soccer ball across the body.
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 Abbas ATW is a variation of the around the world freestyle soccer trick where it is combined with a reverse crossover to create an awesome new combo trick. It really consists of each trick independently but performed in succession with a small toe bounce in the middle, and it looks so smooth.
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.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to several different freestyle soccer tricks. The first trick is the foot stall. Pick up the ball and take it backwards. Lock it in between your leg and foot, as you balance on the other foot. The second trick is the head stall. Place the ball on your forehead and keep staring at the ball as you balance it. The third trick is the nose stall. Lock the ball on the top of your nose and forehead, as you keep your eyes on the ball. The fourth trick is the ...
To perform the Ronldinho trick you must drag the ball with the inside of your foot in a sweeping motion, this puts you and the ball into a movement, instead of dribbling out of a standstill. To perform the back heel you must step over the ball and push it with your heel to the leg behind. To perform the pullback you have to kick the ball to the other leg, then you stop it at the top, and then you pull the ball back.
Play the chip pass drill by yourself in order to work on your passing game for soccer.
Perform the face reaction drill in order to improve your catching skills as a goalkeeper on the soccer field.
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.
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...
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.
One of the most basic moves in the rapidly growing sport of freestyle soccer is the chest stall, in which a player kicks the ball up then catches and holds it on their chest. This trick even can be used in matches, to an extent, and this video will show you how to do it perfectly in just 54 seconds. Now practice!