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!
In this video, professional soccer player Chris Murray, who play for the Wilmington Hammerheads, shows you how to properly kick a soccer ball. Different kicks provide different types of movement and are performed with different areas of the foot.
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:: XOver.
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.
Follow the forward shuffle drill in order to improve movement and rhythm on the soccer field. Great practice for goalkeepers.
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...
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.
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...
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...
Put your team in a position to score by mastering the art of the corner kick. Strive to be like Beckham. Master the corner kick with this soccer guide from Howcast.
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.
Soccer players may be the focus of the action on the World Cup soccer field, but soccer referees are just as actively involved in the game. Without their raising of flags, the game would fall into anarchy.
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.
Learn the rollover drill by rolling the soccer ball from outside to inside with your sole.
This is a quick Q&A between Reggie Bush, an American footballer and David Beckham, soccer or European footballer now of LA Galaxy. Beckham shows Bush how to kick a free kick. Bend it like Beckham!
Learn how to perform shadow drills with a friend in order to increase ball control when playing soccer.
Learn how to work and focus on instep shooting technique with this volley shot warm-up soccer drill.
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.
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...
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.
Sami Hyypia, who plays defense for Finland, claims that it doesn't matter how fast or slow you are in soccer. Rather, it's your ability to read the game that'll determine whether you win or not.
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...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Manchester United FC and England's Wayne Rooney is a forward with full bag of hat tricks to deceive his attackers on the soccer field. At his UEFA Champions League debut against Fenerbahçe SK in 2004, he scored a goal using the Rooney dummy, a soccer feint in which you trick the opponent into thinking you're going to knock the ball into the goal when in reality you're making a swerve left or right.
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.
Learn soccer skills Ronaldinho, Brazil's soccer wonder move Elastic. Learn how to play football the Brazilian way. These are tricks of Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Brazil. Brazilian Brasilian tricks revealed.
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:
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.
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.
Use this exercise game - Around the cone shooting drills - to improve your shooting accuracy when playing soccer. The second video gives ideas for a dribbling variation.
Learn how to perform a 180 degree turn in order to increase ball control when playing soccer.
Follow these side volley drills in order to increase the range and precision of your shot.
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...
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.