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!
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 punt receiving drills in order to work on the receiving end of your soccer game.
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 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.
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 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.
Play the chip & punt pass drill by yourself in order to work on your passing game and punt skills. Each video gives different variations of the drill to try.
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.
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.
Practice playing punt airball drills in order to work on your receiving game in soccer.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now this is a sick freestyle soccer move. If you've already got the basics of this awesome new sport down, this video will teach you a great advanced trick to do dubbed a t-shit trick MCNS. This trick consists of catching the ball under the front of the shirt, then rolling it around the side and out of the back of the shirt into a back stall. Legendary.
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.
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?
Play smother drills in order to work on your receiving game in soccer.
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 ...
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 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 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.
Learn how to do this crossover drill and explode into a sprint, improving your balance and multi-directional movement skills for soccer.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Some tips on knocking the ball deep with effective soccer punting. These techniques will help you kick the soccer ball very far.
Professional coach from UK demonstrates how to trap a falling ball, and turn using the underneath of the foot - part of a new, innovative children's football program Ministry of Football.
Learn how to perform the Jab Step move in order to increase ball control when playing soccer.
Learn the four square drill in order to add movement and different angles to a passing workout for soccer.
Reading FC Academy Manager Eamonn Dolan takes you through some simple shooting drills. These are great basic drills for forwards or strikers to practice finishing. The shot is critical for obvious reasons. He covers volleys, bouncing balls and the knee/head placement in the shot. Practice shooting drills for strikers.
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.
Phenomenal dribblers are like escape artists: They get out of impossible binds and pull off amazing stunts that leave onlookers floored. Before the fancy tricks, though, you'll need to ground yourself in the basics of ball control. You will need a soccer ball, a grassy area, and soccer cleats. Watch this video soccer tutorial and learn how to dribble a soccer ball.
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.
Learn how to improve your performance on the soccer field with the help of this simple step over drill.