Category: Skills

Dribbling

How to dribble with the ball Dribbling is done with the inside, outside and the sole of the foot. You should be able to run with the ball…

Skills and tips from Zidane

Zidane describes some of his moves and talks about players that he admires. “[Heading is] not a question of height, there are smaller players that are going to…

Shooting technique mechanics

The instep drive Most players assume that producing an accurate shot depends on striking a particular part of the ball. Actually, the important thing is driving your foot…

Goalkeeping

How to catch the ball With goalkeeping, the margin for getting away with mistakes is very low. Safety and effectiveness should be your primary concern. The keeper is…

Tackling

How to pressure the ball Skillful defenders can read and anticipate their opponent’s moves. Typically, when the attacker has the ball at his feet you have to jockey…

Heading

How to head the ball One of the most common obstacles with heading the ball is overcoming your natural fear of getting hit on the head by a…

Ball control

How to control the ball Ball control is one of the most essential skills in football: a poor first touch and the play is usually over for the…

Kicking

How to kick the ball Kicking the ball is a fundamental skill in soccer used for passing and shooting. Producing a good kick is mostly about balance and…