The Front Catch freestyle soccer trick is meant to be performed out of the final position from the heel catch trick. It allows the player to drop the ball out of their heel catch position and catch it again on the front foot, allowing your sequence to continue without the ball touching the ground, and if you know anything about freestyle soccer you know that touching the ground is just not allowed.
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...
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...
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 ...
If you're a believer in the power of logic, may as well skip the game tomorrow. Two math professors at the University of London have supposedly determined who will win the World Cup, and have displayed their findings as a sophisticated infographic:
African children have been fashioning soccer balls from condoms since condoms became widely distributed by large health education campaigns promoting AIDS awareness. But it is the anticipation of the hype related to the 2010 South African World Cup that inspired this elegant short to be produced.
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...
In this Sports video tutorial you will learn how to play midfield in soccer. Adrian Heath, Head Coach of Austin Aztex, explains the role of the midfield player in this video. Midfield player is the engine room of the team. He moves forward and feeds the ball to the strikers for attacking the opponent's goal and falls back in to his own half when defending. Two midfield players combine to pass the ball from the defending half to the attacking half past the opposing midfielders. There are many ...
Words can't express how awesome this is. These South Korean soccer fans make the American sports stadium tradition of "The Wave" look utterly pathetic in comparison. And high school kids, nonetheless! Via YouTube,
Does the sound of the vuvuzela fire up your passion like it does for the South Africa supporters at this year's World Cup? Do you wish you could hear their divine drone more often? This video will teach you how to create a vuvuzela-like sound using common household items: a balloon and some hex nuts. If you can't get the real thing, this will be a good substitute if you think your life needs a little more noise.
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.
It seems even Al-Qaeda is not immune to World Cup hysteria. The international terror network issued the following demented statement, early in the pre-season:
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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.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to juggle a soccer ball, and do tricks and moves. The first technique is to start with both feet around the ball. Then quickly push both feet together to pop the ball up and start juggling the ball. The second technique is have the left foot inches away from the soccer ball. Hit the ball with your right heel and pop it up with your left heel. The third technique is to start with the ball between your legs. Then pull it up with your right foot and spin...
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!
This video demonstrates how to make a defense-splitting pass. You need to see three very important factors. The first one is you need to see the opportunity. Secondly, you need to choose the right moment. And third, you must be able to put the right weight on the pass. Learn to control your ball so that you are in the position to make a killer pass. Train yourself to be able to improve on these aspects. The more you train yourself the more you will be able to successfully do it in real matche...
Shooting a soccer ball into a tended goal is one of the most difficult things in the world of sport. This video features an MLS player describing techniques for how to shoot the soccer ball effectively, getting you more goals and making you a more dangerous striker, midfielder, or back.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
When building an attack in soccer, you and your teammates must think as one in order for the ball to connect smoothely from player to player. Get your football cronies on the same wavelength by practicing the one-touch passing move.
This UEFA Training Ground video helps develop your ability to pass and move the ball to fellow soccer teammates. Although it seems quite basic, proper passing in heated game situations is a nice skill to have and to fall back on if a recently learned soccer trick suddenly escapes you're caught between a rock and a pushy defender.
This is a helpful soccer video because it gives you tactics from both sides of play. Taken from a training routine from the Spanish Football Federation, the video improves your team's ability to retain possession of the ball while also breaking down offense moves in terms of what defense can do to prevent them.
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.
In the 1970s, Dutch legend Johan Cruyff invented a soccer trick called the Cruyuff turn, which tricks the defender into thinking you're about to pass or cross the ball. Instead of doing either, you drag the ball behind you to keep dribbling towards your destination. Successful football skills are all about how you can trick your opponent with footwork and body gestures, so get moving with this effective soccer trick!
In this UEFA Training Ground tutorial, Woody, Kleiny, and Lianne Sanderson teach you the drive pass, a very long-distance kick that drives the ball quickly for a long distance. It's similar to the lofted pass, but you kick the ball on the nose instead. Hitting the nose straight on with your foot, you attain supersonic power and make the soccer ball go faster.
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.
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.
Consider this your Soccer 101 tutorial on how to control the ball on the field. UEFA Training Ground soccer experts Woody and Kleiny teach you how to catch high balls and collect passes from teammates. These are skills you'll be using time and time again during your soccer career, so learn them - or brush up on them - with this tutorial. And get ready to truly master your football game. Control the soccer ball with Woody and Kleiny.
Keeping the soccer ball on your person may make you feel like a hotshot, but sometimes a marker will have you trailed so tightly you have to pass it to someone else.
The step-over dribble is superb for handling tight one-on-one challenges with your fellow defender. Practiced by the Netherlands' Arjen Robben, the step-over dribble shuffles the ball around so your opposing football player won't be able to decide which way to go.
The Rivaldo is a famous soccer move named after the majestic Brazilian playmaker. Using fancy footwork, the Rivaldo rockets the soccer ball away from your opponent and spins it around so fast he won't know which way to go.
The outside hook utilizes what is called the "dummy": feigning to go one way before going the other. This psychological compoment is extremely imperative for successfully bypassing your tight marker.
In order to score a goal and keep the ball with their grasp, attackers master the art of the inside hook. A simple trick that's simply effective, it involves feigning that you're moving outward when you're realling taking the ball in. The move has been mastered by Turkey's Emre Belözoglu.