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.
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 ...
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...
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.
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!
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...
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.
Perform the collecting low balls drill in order to improve your catching skills as a goalkeeper on the soccer field.
This video shows you how to perform the quick feet drill if you're a soccer goalie in order to improve movement and rhythm on the field.
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.
Leg or heel catches are a great place for those new to the exciting world of freestyle soccer to start, as it isn't TOO challenging. All you have to do is flick the ball up and behind you and catch it against your heel in the crook of your bent leg. The video will show you everything you need to know and offers great tips on proper execution.
Learn how to improve your athletic ability on the soccer field with the help of this core workout drill.
Learn how to do the takeover soccer drill with a friend in order to work on your passing game as a whole and learn how to be a creative passer.
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...
Learn the four square drill in order to add movement and different angles to a passing workout for soccer.
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.
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.
Become a better footballer with Coach King's Skill School from the UK's best-selling football magazine, MATCH. This how-to video shows how to save one-on-one goal attempts. Being a goalie takes a lot of skill, but learn some techniques to prevent the opponents from scoring. Watch this video soccer tutorial and learn how to save one-on-one shots.
Let Coach King show you how to sort out your long passing with the wicked footy tips in this how-to video! Long passes allow teammates to switch the location of the soccer ball to play in a drastically different area of the field. Watch this video soccer tutorial and learn how to play a long pass.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Full backs in soccer have the same job as full backs in American football: be big, defensive bodyguards that prevent the other team from penetrating their goal.
Learn the freestyle move called "around the world" or also known as ATV. This is done with a football or as Americans would call it, a soccer ball. Newer freestylers should start this trick from foot stop which is just balancing the ball on the top of your foot. In the video it is done while bouncing the ball on the foot which is more advanced. A common mistake to avoid is to kick the ball up and then move your foot around, you need a single fluid movement. ATV can be done either inside or ou...
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!
Perform the toss and catch drill in order to improve your catching skills as a goalkeeper on the soccer field. This is a great drill to practice on your own.
Perform this Wall Pass shooting drill with a friend in order to improve soccer ball strike skills.
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!
Even expert players who score impressive football victories in the UEFA championship games need to practice and train properly. Get a peek into the Spanish Football Federation's training tactics via this video on soccer drills that improve a soccer team's offense and defense.
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.
Players from the Brazilian Soccer Schools show you how to beat your opponent using the Robinho stepover. This is a classic Brazilian move to beat a defender. Start with a figure eight over the bay and then take the ball to the side and stop. Practice the Brazilian skill: Robinho stepover.
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: T-Shirt Trick MCNS.
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: Flick ups.
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: Rolling ball catch.
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.
Play soccer golf by yourself or with a friend in order to work on your passing skills. This video will explain the game.
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.
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.