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: Bend it like Beckham (or curve a soccer ball)

In this how to video, you will learn how to curve a soccer ball. First, you will need to know how to shoot a ball. To shoot, line up striaght with the ball and keep your knee over it. Strike it with your toe pointed down and on the center of the ball. To curve the ball, line up with the side of the ball. Kick the ball so that the inside of the foot hits the ball on the side. When you follow through your kicking foot, your arm should swing across your body. This causes the ball to spin which m...

How To: Play 2, 3 or 4 player knockout in soccer

The object is to knock the opponents ball out of the grid while holding on to your own ball. The second video is a variation with three players and now you have to knockout both of your opponents to score a point. The last video is a 4 player variation.

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: Do the inside hook soccer move

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.

How To: Do a freestyle soccer Flick Up

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.

How To: Do the crossover freestyle soccer trick

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.

How To: Do keepy-uppies in soccer

The UK's best-selling football magazine has teamed up with The FA to improve your game! This how-to video shows how to keepy-uppy! Learn new techniques or improve existing soccer skills. Watch this video soccer tutorial and learn how to do a keepy-uppy.

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: Do the Around the World (ATW) 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: the Around the World (ATW)

How to Do soccer tricks: Around the world

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...

How To: Successfully learn the Elastico trick

Learn the Elastico trick with this how-to video! 1. Decide which direction you want to fake with a soccer ball. 2. While leaning to the right, slide foot over the soccer ball (faking right). 3. Slide foot, blocking ball, causing it to bounce the other direction. 4. Make sure you keep your foot as close to the ball as possible to increase effectiveness of the fake. 5. Practice makes perfect. Skilled soccer kids show you how to perfect the elite soccer move, The Elastic.

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: 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: 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: 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 Toe Bounce freestyle soccer trick

Many of the coolest freestyle soccer tricks involve passing one leg over the ball while it's in the air. This trick, the Toe Bounce or TB, is in that vein, but with a twist. This video will show you how to do the trick, which involves swinging one leg over the ball while the ball bounces off the other foot on the ground before being caught by your swinging foot as it comes back down. Beautiful.

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: Juggle the ball in freestyle soccer whether standing, sitting, or laying down

Juggling the soccer ball is one of the most basic parts of freestyle soccer, the fine art of simply bouncing the ball continuously on the feet for as long and in as many different positions as possible. This video will help you get started with it, giving tips for doing it in three different positions: standing, sitting, and laying down. Mastering all three will really help you transitions and improve your freestyle game.

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: Punch the ball properly in soccer

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

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: 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 a Reverse Crossover 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: Reverse Crossover.

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