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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 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: 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: 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 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: Execute side head stall freestyle soccer trick

The side of one's head is not very flat, and might not seem like the best place to balance something round and hard to balance like a soccer ball. Well, if you like freestyle soccer and you're up for a challenge, try this side head stall move out. You start with a standard head stall, then roll the ball to the side of your head and keep it there. Sounds simple, but this is a complex move you'll have to practice a lot.

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 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: 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: 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: 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 Nike soccer drill Shoot with Andrés Iniesta

A soccer ball. A 60 metre course. Nets at either end. And an instinctive hunger for goals. That’s all you’ll need for ‘Shoot’ – the latest Nike Bootcamp Drill of the Week. Watch a maestro at work, as Barcelona’s Andrés Iniesta shows how to shake off those tired legs and fire your team to glory in the dying seconds of a crucial match. Nike Bootcamp brings you this pro soccer drill training video. Brush up on your soccer skills with Andrés Iniesta and learn how to do the soccer drill Shoot.

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: 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: 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: 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.

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