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: Do the Leg Catch freestyle soccer trick

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.

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: Do a Trivela free kick

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 ...

How To: Do Andres Iniesta's signature soccer move La Croqueta

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...

How To: Do the Cruyuff turn soccer move to eliminate opponents

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!

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: Do the Knee Stall freestyle soccer 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: Knee stall.

How To: Do the Henry Back heel freestyle soccer trick

Freestyle soccer has become more popular of late as freestyle just about everything else has become more of a cultural norm than every before. This video will show you how to execute a move sometimes called the one leg rainbow, also the back heel flick up and the catapult. Thierry Henry has been known to use it, and this video tutorial will show you how you can do it too.

How To: Shoot a knuckle shot in soccer

The knuckleball is an important part of both soccer and baseball, oddly enough, and the soccer version is a very effective shot that is probably much more widely used than the baseball pitch. This video will teach you how to shoot a perfect knuckle that will have most keepers confused and crying with shame.

How To: Juggle a soccer ball and improve ball touch

Juggling is the key to all free styling tricks. Juggling helps the players feel for the ball and his ability to strike the ball on the volley. To juggle use the top of the foot down toward the toes to strike the middle of the ball so that it goes straight up in the air. After practicing this type of juggling continue juggling with one foot, keeping the ball moving straight up in the air about 10 inches. The player should continue practicing juggling with one foot until he can juggle the ball ...

How To: Juggle a soccer ball step by step

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...

How To: Eercise proper juggling technique with a soccer ball

In this video, we learn how to exercise proper juggling technique with a soccer ball. When juggling the ball, keep it below your chin so you have complete control of the ball. When the ball is above your head there is more room for error. One way to learn is to put a bounce in between each touch of the ball, which will give you a sense of control. Also, keep it close to your body so you have a lot of control over it. When juggling the ball, do different moves and keep it under complete contro...

How To: Play offense in soccer

This is a video tutorial in the Sports category where you are going to learn how to play offense in a game of soccer. The forward soccer position usually stays on the offensive side in order to score goals. Adrian Heath, head coach, shows you how to play the forward position properly. This is going to be a very easy and simple drill. All you are looking for is a nice little floating pass over the defender's head to your own player in the forward position. And the forward player then tries to ...

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 AATW (Abbas Around the World) soccer freestyle trick

This trick was designed by its creator, Abbas Farid, the famous freestyle master from the UK, and member of Monta Soccer. If you want to learn this soccer freestyle move, this video breaks it down for you. The AATW (Abbas Around the World) can be complicated for you first-timers, but once you get a handle on the tricks and combos involved, it will be as easy as kicking the football.

How To: Tackle in soccer

In this tutorial, we learn how to tackle in soccer with Adrian Heath. Tackling is important because it gets the ball back to the team to play. As you try to get the ball, the block tackle includes pushing your foot in front of the ball just as someone else has it in their play. Don't open your body up too much or it will damage your position. Keep yourself right over the top of the ball to have the best control. Practice this position as you are playing so you can a feel for how it's supposed...

How To: Do a 360 freestyle soccer trick

How do you do a 360 with a soccer ball? Like this of course, by rolling the ball around your body from a chest stall to a neck stall and back again. It looks really cool, doesn't involve hands like a lot of the roll tricks do, and is sure to impress your mates.

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