Hot Soccer How-Tos

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: Pull off a freestyle soccer t-shirt trick MCNS

Now this is a sick freestyle soccer move. If you've already got the basics of this awesome new sport down, this video will teach you a great advanced trick to do dubbed a t-shit trick MCNS. This trick consists of catching the ball under the front of the shirt, then rolling it around the side and out of the back of the shirt into a back stall. Legendary.

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: Pull off a back roll catch out of a push up in freestyle soccer

If you can already do the push-up freestyle soccer stall, you're probably wondering how the heck you transition out of it without dropping the ball. Well here's how. This video will teach you how to do the back roll catch, which enables you to roll the ball down your push-up position back to your leg, where you catch the ball and get back up without letting the ball fall. And now you're up and ready to get back into your routine.

How To: Execute a pushup stall freestyle soccer move

Pushups aren't very fun most of the time, but this freestyle soccer trick breathes some new energy into that old and most degrading of workout techniques. This video will teach you how to do a push-up freestyle football stall, which involves flicking the ball up and watching it on the back of the neck, then lowering oneself into pushup position.

How To: Do the Front Catch freestyle soccer trick

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.

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 Freestyle soccer: Foot/nose/head stall & more tricks

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 ...

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: Play midfield in soccer

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 ...

How To: Simulate the sound of the vuvuzela

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.

How To: Make your own vuvuzela out of a bugle

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.

How To: Juggle a soccer ball and do tricks and moves

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...

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: Shoot a soccer ball

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.

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: Master soccer dribbling with young players

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.

How To: Practice Soccer Drills for Young Players

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!

How To: Do pass and move soccer drills for ball control

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.

How To: Do soccer drills to maintain possesion of the ball

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.

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 drive pass soccer move

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.

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 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: Control the soccer ball with Woody and Kleiny

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.

How To: Do the step-over dribble soccer move

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.

How To: Do the Rivaldo soccer move

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.

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 Lionel Messi drag-back soccer move

Sometimes the simplest moves produce the greatest results. Take FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi's drag-back, which is nothing more than pushing the ball out in front of you before dragging it back and turning 180° to face the way from where you came. After you do this, you just bring the ball around with your other foot and accelerate away from your opponent.