Even expert players who score impressive football victories in the UEFA championship games need to practice and train properly. Get a peek into the Spanish Football Federation's training tactics via this video on soccer drills that improve a soccer team's offense and defense.
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.
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.
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.
Shooting a soccer ball into a tended goal is one of the most difficult things in the world of sport. This video features an MLS player describing techniques for how to shoot the soccer ball effectively, getting you more goals and making you a more dangerous striker, midfielder, or back.
Having sausage legs and wobbly toes in soccer is equivalent to career death. Whether you play a striker or a midfielder, dribbling, passing, and controling the ball are the most important basic abilities needed to be a good soccer player.
Use the hit the cone drill in order work on your passing in soccer by yourself.
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 ...
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.
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...
The UK's best-selling football magazine has teamed up with The FA to improve your game! This how-to video shows how to make block tackles. Learn some new soccer techniques or improve skills you already have. Watch this video soccer tutorial and learn how to make block tackles on an opponent.
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.
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.
Become a better footballer with Coach King's Skill School from the UK's best-selling football magazine, MATCH. This how-to video gives some tips for scoring ones. Follow along with the step-by-step instructions in this video soccer tutorial and learn how to score one-on-ones.
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 the four square drill in order to add movement and different angles to a passing workout for soccer.
Learn how to run an obstacle course to improve ball handling and dribbling speed in soccer.
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.
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.
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.
Many of the coolest freestyle soccer tricks involve passing one leg over the ball while it's in the air. This trick, the Toe Bounce or TB, is in that vein, but with a twist. This video will show you how to do the trick, which involves swinging one leg over the ball while the ball bounces off the other foot on the ground before being caught by your swinging foot as it comes back down. Beautiful.
Let Coach King show you how to sort out your long passing with the wicked footy tips in this how-to video! Long passes allow teammates to switch the location of the soccer ball to play in a drastically different area of the field. Watch this video soccer tutorial and learn how to play a long pass.
Running and scoring. Two things you can never get enough of. It’s a simple formula: grab one ball, two goals and four cones. Add a combination of electric pace and razor sharp finishing. What do you get? Dual Goals: this week’s featured Nike Bootcamp drill. Brush up on your soccer skills. Nike Bootcamp brings you this pro soccer drill training video: learn how to do the Dual Goals drill.
Nike Bootcamp brings you this soccer training video. Learn how to Go Long with this pro soccer drill. It’s that laser-guided pass in the dying seconds of a game that can make the difference between ninety deadlocked minutes and three vital points. Watch Klaas Jan Huntelaar’s masterclass in grasscutting distribution and you’ll soon learn one of Nike Bootcamp’s most valuable lessons: master Go Long, and you’ll go far. Brush up on those soccer drills with this soccer training video from Nike Boo...
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!
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 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 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...
Robinbo and Ronaldinho might not be at the top of the soccer world like they were are few short years ago, but the pedalada step over that they favor is still a fantastic move both for confusing opponents and overall style. Watch this video to learn how to warm up to do one and how to do it perfectly.
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.
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 slide shuffle drill. It's aimed for goalkeepers but can be studied by any soccer player.
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.
This video demonstrates how to make a defense-splitting pass. You need to see three very important factors. The first one is you need to see the opportunity. Secondly, you need to choose the right moment. And third, you must be able to put the right weight on the pass. Learn to control your ball so that you are in the position to make a killer pass. Train yourself to be able to improve on these aspects. The more you train yourself the more you will be able to successfully do it in real matche...
Ever wonder why there are always crazy-looking people in World Cup soccer stadiums who wave their arms around frantically during a soccer game, and not just because they're crazed fans?
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.
Learn how to do the consecutive stepover drill by making a stepover move around the soccer ball without making contact.
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.
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!
Players from the Brazilian Soccer Schools show you how to beat your opponent using the Ronaldo chop. Beat a defender with the Ronaldo Chop. This is a fast break move to fly by a defender or goalkeeper. Cut the ball behind the back heel and charge at the defender to chop to the side. Practice Brazilian soccer skills: The Ronaldo chop.