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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.

How To: Score on a break away one on one with the keeper

Jason Roberts shows you how to score when you are one-on-one with the goalkeeper. This is most used when you are on a break away against a GK. This is important for strikers and forwards. Remember you have the advantage over the keeper. Goalies will come out strong, be ready to counter. Score on a break away one on one with the keeper.

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 freestyle soccer tricks

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...

How To: Make your own vuvuzela out of a bugle

Are you one of the few people outside of South Africa who actually likes the vuvuzela? They aren't widely available in most of the West, but now you can make your own! This video will teach you how to convert a bugle into a vuvuzela quickly and easily, with some *ahem* German humor mixed in for good measure. THis may seem like more effort than it's worth, but if you've got an old bugle laying around now you can turn it into something relevant to World Cup 2010.

The Whole World is Watching: Faces of the World Cup

Possibly the greatest thing about the World Cup? Nearly the entire world has joined together to watch. Opposing teams, sure. But there's something amazing about the simultaneous excitement across the globe. The World Cup is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world. An estimated 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 World Cup held in Germany!

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 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 Matthews soccer technique

Fads come and go, but classic and effective soccer tricks never go out of fashion. Created over fifty years ago by English legend Stanley Matthews, the Matthews is a technique also known as 'dropping the shoulder.' The move keeps the ball spinning inside your own jurisdiction, making it a hard task for a defender to steal the ball away.

How To: Curve a soccer ball

In this video from lkobet1 we learn how to curve a soccer ball. It is very useful for free kicks and set pieces. First you need to focus on getting a good position on the ball. Set up the ball on a really good piece of grass. Put your foot where you will land to kick it. Take a few steps back. Kick the ball with the side of your foot, not your instep. Come through the ball and across your body. That's the key to curving it. Coming through the ball when you kick with your leg will make the bal...

How To: Do the Step it Up Nike soccer drill w/ Andrés Iniesta

Step up your game with Andrés Iniesta in Nike Bootcamp's Drill of the Week. When a game's deadlocked and there's no room for manoeuvre, it's the fastest feet that open up space for a match-clinching moment of magic. Now do what The Man says: shoot. Score. Relax. Nike bootcamp brings you this pro soccer drill training video. Brush up on your soccer skills & learn how to do the Step It Up soccer drill.

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: Do a Running Volley soccer drill with Nike Bootcamp

You run. You volley. It sounds like the most natural thing in the world. But perfecting your finishing on the move calls for hours of training before you’re skilled enough to send the ball crashing into the top corner instead of row Z. Outfield players, sit up and take note. Keepers, get low and take cover: Bootcamp's clinical Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar is about to bring the latest drill of the week to life. Nike Bootcamp brings you this pro soccer training video. Brush up on your socc...

How To: Do a High Gears soccer drill with Nike Bootcamp

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...

How To: Beat your opponent at soccer with the Zico

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.

How To: Practice shooting drills for strikers

Reading FC Academy Manager Eamonn Dolan takes you through some simple shooting drills. These are great basic drills for forwards or strikers to practice finishing. The shot is critical for obvious reasons. He covers volleys, bouncing balls and the knee/head placement in the shot. Practice shooting drills for strikers.

How To: Practice Brazilian soccer skills: Ronaldinho elastic

Players from the Brazilian Soccer Schools show you how to beat your opponent using the 'Ronaldinho elastic'. Beat players the Brazilian way like Ronaldinho! The Ronaldinho Elastic has you pivot on one leg and move from a standing position to move your foot over the ball and back as if one touch. Practice Brazilian soccer skills: Ronaldinho elastic.

How To: Do the Head Stall freestyle soccer trick

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.

How To: Do the Chest Stall freestyle soccer trick

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!