Hot Soccer How-Tos

How To: Pass A Soccer Ball With The Inside Of Your Foot

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 ...

How To: Curve a soccer ball with the inside of your foot

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...

How To: Kick a soccer ball & do a drive pass

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...

How To: Coach an Under-6 Soccer Team

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.

How To: Teach kids how to dribble a soccer ball

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...

How To: Improve Your Shooting Ability For Soccer

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...

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: Teach kids how to kick a soccer ball

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...

How To: Make a defense-splitting pass with Ricardo Kaká

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...

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 a freestyle soccer t-shirt trick

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.

How To: Play defense in soccer

This is a video tutorial in the Sports category where you are going to learn how to play defense in soccer. Playing good defense in soccer is required to keep the ball out of your own team's goal. Adrian Heath, a professional soccer head coach, teaches you how to do this. The basics are the angle of approach and the speed of approach of the defender. You should not go too quickly or too square. If you are too square, the opponent can go outside or inside. You should be showing the opponent ei...

How To: Do the freestyle football move "around the world"

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...

How To: Pass and control a soccer ball

Having sausage legs and wobbly toes in soccer is equivalent to career death. Whether you play a striker or a midfielder, dribbling, passing, and controling the ball are the most important basic abilities needed to be a good soccer player.

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