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 ...
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 run an obstacle course to improve ball handling and dribbling speed in soccer.
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!
Freestyle footy legend Billy Fincham shows you how to pull off another wicked trick! While tricks might seem a bit showy for a game of soccer, they can actually improve your game. Watch this video soccer tutorial and learn how to do a neck catch trick with a soccer ball.
Learn how to add light defensive pressure with the 50-50 drill for soccer.
Play punt receiving drills in order to work on the receiving end of your soccer game.
Getting started playing soccer? Considering the main objective is to kick the ball, you should probably learn how to kick a ball properly... and you can with help from this video! In this tutorial, learn simply how to properly kick a soccer ball through this demonstration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
The goalie in soccer is unarguably the most important player on the pitch. Their skills are unique, and they have to perform well every game in order for your team to be successful. This video features an MLS goalkeeper offering instruction on one important of goalkeeping, punching the ball. If you can do this properly, you can utilize your hands
Soccer is more popular than ever among young Americans, and teaching them the relevant skills can be difficult for parents raised on the big 4 American sports. This video is here to help. It features a university soccer coach outlining some drills for young soccer players to help them master that most fundamental of soccer skills: dribbling the ball. It covers learning to control the ball with both sides of the same foot, as well as stepovers and other basic dribbling techniques.
Learn how to do this crossover drill and explode into a sprint, improving your balance and multi-directional movement skills for soccer.
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.
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world, and especially popular among young people in the United States. This video features a university soccer coach explaining several important drills for developing young soccer players, including two-touch passing and doing over-unders with the ball. Have you kid dominating the pitch in no time with these drills!
Want to learn how to play soccer like the pros? Watch this UEFA Training Ground video to learn the actual ball control drills used by the Spanish Football Federation.
Crossing the ball in soccer can make all the difference between losing the ball and passing it with ease to a teammate. In this video, Portugal midfielder Deco helps you improve your crossing and free kicks (many of which often turn into goals).
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!
Become a better footballer with Coach King's Skill School from the UK's best-selling football magazine, MATCH in this how-to video. A chip shot looks like a regular kick, but actually forms an arc instead of in a straight line. Watch this video soccer tutorial and learn how to use a chip shot to score on a goalie.
Become a better footballer with Coach King's Skill School from the UK's best-selling soccer magazine, MATCH. This how-to video shows how to save penalties. There's a lot of skill involved in being a good goalie, but this video breaks the basics down into simple steps. Watch this video soccer tutorial and learn how to catch penalty kicks to keep them from getting into the goal.
Play the Garbage Can game to learn control and accuracy in both chipping and passing when playing soccer.
Practice playing punt airball drills in order to work on your receiving game in soccer.
Follow the backward shuffle drill in order to improve movement and rhythm on the soccer field. Great practice for goalkeepers.
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.
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.
Learn how to perform a 180 degree turn in order to increase ball control when playing soccer.
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...
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 ...
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...
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.
Learn how to work and focus on instep shooting technique with this volley shot warm-up soccer drill.
Pirouettes aren't soley dance moves for wannabe ballerinas and National Ballet regulars. Patrick Vieira is a midfielder who invented a move called the Vieira pirouette, which involves faking the direction you're dribbling and spinning 360 degrees around to keep the ball going towards the goal.
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.