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...
Oliver Cherek, a.k.a., oLi, shows you how to perform a new freestyle football trick called "New Shit," invented by Soufiane Touzani.
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)
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!
Though soccer is a very physically strenuous sport, many soccer fans underestimate the importance of psychological steadiness and intimdiation of opposing players.
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.
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 perform a 180 degree turn in order to increase ball control when playing soccer.
Learn how to perform sole rolls in order to increase your dribbling capabilities in soccer.
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 ...
Mario shows us how to do freestyle soccer trips in this tutorial. One great trick to learn is to balance the soccer ball on your head from kicking it up in the air. This will require a lot of practice, but if you keep at it you will be able to walk around and even sit down with the soccer ball balanced on your head. The next trick you can do is called the rainbow, where you kick it into the air and catch it with your foot, so it makes a rainbow shape. You can also get up to an expert level wh...
Learn how to run an obstacle course to improve ball handling and dribbling speed in soccer.
Learn how to add light defensive pressure with the 50-50 drill 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.
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...
When the 2010 FIFA World Cup begins in June, Ricardo Quaresma will be one soccer player to keep your eyes on.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Play punt receiving drills in order to work on the receiving end of your soccer game.
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.
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...
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!
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.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do the Around the World soccer trick. When doing this trick, users are able to do an inner rotation known as Inside Around the World or an outer rotation known as Outside Around the World. Begin by hitting the ball with your toe and start rotating you leg. The ball needs to go up with the foot, but the foot should still be above the ball. Now end the rotation by landing the ball on the tip of your toe and continue to juggle. This video will benefit...
In this tutorial, the author Carilho gives great text and visual examples of how to do soccer dribble tricks to improve the most inexperienced player. In each trick he also gives an estimated time that the player would need to practice to be able to successfully do each trick.
If you're new to freestyle soccer and just want to get a taste of what it is and where to start, this video is not going to help you too much. Unless you need more ideas for what really, really good freestyle soccer players can do. It teaches Mario's Neck Stall (MNS), a really cool trick where the player flicks the ball up, then gets into pushup position and catches the ball on their neck. This one takes some practice, but damn is it pretty!
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 how to do this crossover drill and explode into a sprint, improving your balance and multi-directional movement skills for soccer.
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.
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.
Learn the squirts drill, an excellent drill to develop a new soccer player's touch on the ball.
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.
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.
In this how to video, you will learn how to curve a soccer ball. First, you will need to know how to shoot a ball. To shoot, line up striaght with the ball and keep your knee over it. Strike it with your toe pointed down and on the center of the ball. To curve the ball, line up with the side of the ball. Kick the ball so that the inside of the foot hits the ball on the side. When you follow through your kicking foot, your arm should swing across your body. This causes the ball to spin which m...
Learn the four square drill in order to add movement and different angles to a passing workout for soccer.
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.
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.