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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...

Barrieu: “Nothing’s Worse Than a Generic Program”

Pierre Barrieu has been the US Men's National Team strength and conditioning coach since 2002. Originally from Thionville, France, Pierre is a former professional team handball player. He now holds a Masters in Sports Science as well as a number of coachi...

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...

Drills: Receiving the Ball

Receiving into space Set up two cones approximately 16 meters (19 yards) apart. Begin by standing at one end, with your back towards the other cone. Flick the ball over your head, then turn and run into its path. Don't slow down at the moment of co...
Soccer Warmup

Soccer Warmup

Circulation Before any type of exercise, start with a light massage to the poorly circulated parts of the body like the ankles, calves and arms. This is especially important in cold weather. The active warmup should begin with 8-10 minutes of light jogg...

Treating Soccer Injuries

Soccer injuries can be very frustrating, especially when untreated. Not being able to play at 100 percent can affect the morale of a player so remember that patience is key when treating and recovering from injuries. Types of soccer injuries When...
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