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Soccer Dribbling

Soccer Dribbling

How to dribble a soccer ball Dribbling in soccer is done with the inside, outside and the sole of the foot. Decent players can run with the ball and change direction while keeping it under control. To accelerate, don't kick the ball farther away from you...

Ball Control in Soccer

How to control the ball Ball control is one of the most essential skills in soccer - a poor first touch and the play is usually over for the attacker. There are two types of control: receiving and trapping. Receiving means directing the ball into space a...
How to Kick a Soccer Ball

How to Kick a Soccer Ball

Kicking is a fundamental soccer skill used for passing and shooting the ball. Producing a good kick is a combination of balance and composure. It takes a lot of practice when learning any technique, but through training and repetition you too can learn to...

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 have an incredible sense of timing who are going to jump at the right moment... I...

Dribbling Moves

In this video tutorial, we are going to look at several dribbling moves that are often used in competitive soccer. You will also see how to practice each move so you can incorporate it in your own arsenal of tricks. Basic moves Matthews move...

Stalls Tutorial

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Soccer Freestyle Tutorial

Soccer Freestyle Tutorial

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Practicing Against the Wall

Trapping drills This is a basic trapping exercise where you strike the ball against the wall and control it as it comes back. You can practice trapping with different parts of the body such as the foot, thigh or chest. Focus on...

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 typically expected to make all routine saves in a match and attempt to deflect the rest....

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 him. To contain or jockey an attacker means to position yourself in front of him and wait...
Heading

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 flying object. Remember that you are trying to strike the ball so don't just let it hit you. Before jumping for a...

Mike Delaney: “The Most Important Thing is the Audience”

Mike Delaney is a respected freestyler and former footballer from England. You've probably seen him on TV starring in the popular Adidas and Pepsi commercials. Mike was gracious enough to answer a few questions for us so make sure to visit his website mik...
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