How To: Pass A Soccer Ball With The Inside Of Your Foot

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 ...

How To: Improve Your Shooting Ability For Soccer

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...

How To: Practice turning, dribbling and running with the ball

Reading FC Academy Manager Eamonn Dolan takes you through some simple turning drills. These are important for every player on the field to turn on a defender. Running, turning and dribbling with the ball is important to moving the soccer ball up the field. You can practice with a square as a group. Practice turning, dribbling and running with the ball.

Inspiring DIY of the Day: Building a Floating Soccer Field

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:

How To: Teach kids how to dribble a soccer ball

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...

How To: Coach an Under-6 Soccer Team

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.

How To: Juggle a soccer ball step by step

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...

How To: Teach kids how to kick a soccer ball

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...

How To: Kick a soccer ball & do a drive pass

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...

How To: Do the Gerrard side-foot free-kick soccer move

Most free kicks in soccer originate outside the box so the ball has a chance to go high and above the goalkeeper's reach. However, kicking from inside the box gives you more precision if not height. If you're willing to make this tradeoff, then follow Liverpool FC's Steven Gerrard's lead. Gerrard's side-foot free-kick is a football technique that guides the ball swiftly into the net, its success dependent on making sure you kick the nose of the ball for the greatest force. Learn how to do you...

News: Are North Korean World Cup Fans Really Chinese Actors?

World Cup World asks: "How'd North Korean fans get to the game?" Fair and valid question. It's seeming IMPOSSIBLE for any North Korean citizen to get a visa to leave the communist regime (not that they could afford it, anyway) to attend this past week's game. After much initial speculation on whether these fans were the real deal, the mystery has been resolved by multiple news sources.

How To: Do a driven free kick

This video instructs the viewer on how to do a powerful Driven Free kick for soccer. First, you will need to come on to the ball and strike it with your in-step. Your in step is the inner part of your foot that is right next to the laces. The most important tip is that when you do strike the ball, come through the ball and not around it! Finish with a hop at the end which will create more power! You'll want to kick the ball just under the center for proper height and maximum power. Kick the b...

How To: Do freestyle soccer Lemmens Around the World (ATW)

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: LATW or Lemmens Around the World (ATW).

How To: Curve a soccer ball with the inside of your foot

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...

How To: Do the lofted soccer pass

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.

How To: Do the drive pass soccer move

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.

How To: Do the crossover freestyle soccer trick

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.

How To: Do the Rebound soccer drill with Nike Bootcamp

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.

How To: Catch the ball as a soccer goalie

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.

How To: Do the Hop the World (HTW) freestyle soccer trick

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.

How To: Do the Knee Stall freestyle soccer trick

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: Knee stall.

How To: Do the Toe Bounce freestyle soccer trick

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.

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