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 ...
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...
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...
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.
Perform this advanced soccer ball handling move (Full Sole Rollover) by rolling completely over the ball before turning. This makes a great ball touch drill.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Perform the triangle drill by drawing a triangle with the soccer ball while keeping it close to the body.
Perform the roll, tap, tap drill by rolling the ball across the body, tapping the top of the ball twice before moving in opposite direction.
This may feel like a Nike ad (and I suppose technically it is an ad), but it's also a based-on-a-true-story-hollywood-motion-picture waiting to happen... This inspiring short film is part of an ad campaign series called Make THE Difference for the TMB Bank, but it's also a true story—here are the facts:
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.
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.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the best offensive footballers in the world, and makes great use of this move, called a Popcorn, to flick the ball into the air and get a nastier angle on his shot. This video will teach you how to do the move if you have the skills, it is quite challenging but devastatingly effective if you can get it right.
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.
Tricking a defender into thinking that the ball is going one way and making it go the other is the very heart of offensive soccer, and this pass was created for just that purpose. It's called a pinball pass, and is a deceptive way to reverse pass the ball. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to do this new trick pass.
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 ...
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, 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...
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 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 ...
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...
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.
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...
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.
This is a very cool little freestyle soccer trick. It's called a flick NT HTW, and it combines a hope the world with a leg roll and a flick to create a cool combination trick. This video will teach you how to do it.
Are you so good at freestyle soccer that mere crossovers are boring you? Why not try this more advanced combo trick, dubbed the CO-360-CO, or crossover-360-crossover. This video will show you how to do it properly, with the key being mastering the crossover first.
This easy freestyle soccer trick is called a knee fall. All you need to know to be able to do it is another easy trick called a knee stall. This allows you to transition from that to sitting and juggling, from which you can perform a whole mess of other awesome tricks.
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.
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.
If you can do an inside around the world and a crossover, you're probably good enough at freestyle soccer to learn the Air Jester. This trick invovles a lot of side movement after the inside around world setup, and is pretty sweet.
The reverse toe bounce is a pretty easy freestyle soccer move in which the player juggles the ball up, cross a leg over the other, lets the ball toe bounce on their inside toe, then uncrosses. Using you toe to keep the ball of the ground while your leg spins is an integral element of freestyle soccer, best get good at it.
Note: Must be this able to do an around the world freestyle trick to try this one.
If you can do both a hop the world and an around the world, you're pretty good at freestyle soccer already. You're probably ready to learn this advanced trick, a hopping touzani around the world (HTATW). It combines the previous two trick in a graceful and acrobatic way.
This freestyle soccer move is hard, we're not gonna lie. You have to already have mastered the Around the World and Crossover. If you've got all that down, you might be ready to learn a Touzani Around the World. It combines both of those tricks into one graceful flurry of legs and ball.
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.
Are your legs starting to get tired from standing up while you practice your freestyle soccer tricks all day? Here's some good new: there are tons of freestyle soccer moves that can be performed from the seated position. If you can already juggle while sitting, you're ready to learn this trick, a seated crossover.
Are you good enough at freestyle soccer that you've already mastered the Around the World? Well then welcome to the next level of tricks. Think you've got what it takes for a Mirror Around the World? This trick is like a double around the world, in which both legs take turns swinging over the ball before it is finally caught. This one is tough, but beautiful and rewarding.