My road to become a freestyler

Talk about soccer freestyle tricks and moves

In how much days/weeks/months could i get to a ATW?

1 day!
2
14%
2-5 days
0
No votes
5-10 days
3
21%
2 weeks
7
50%
3 weeks
1
7%
more than a month
1
7%
 
Total votes: 14

Noobstyler
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My road to become a freestyler

Post by Noobstyler » 29 Jun 2008, 16:30

Hi everybody,

I always wanted to do some of that tricks that you "only see on youtube" LOL.
I never had enough time for it, cause of school, but now its summer vacation, and i got plenty of time to do so. :D
I will be training for 1-2 hours a day, depending on how fit i am.

I will make a LOG and i'll try to update daily.

Those are my current goals:

-Juggling easily 30 times with both feets.
-Do A Crossover
-Do a ATW

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29/06/08:

I'm really excited, today i managed to:
-i juggled 30 times with both feets, but only once, still need much practice!
- I did a crossover!! altough it's far from perfect :P

I'm worrying about my juggling, i was able to do a crossover, but i had to juggle like 8 times again, before i could try the crossover. :roll:
So, i think i'll train the next couple of days only on juggling :p

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I still need help and tips for how/what to practice.



PS: excuse me my bad english :oops:

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Post by Had2bHarry » 29 Jun 2008, 22:25

Dude, 2 hours a day seriously? No offence but I doubt that will work out.

I think a better goal would be half an hour every day during the week, and 1-2 hours on weekends.
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Post by soccer_after_death » 29 Jun 2008, 22:43

well u could train 1-2 hours everyday...but dont train only on juggling...that wont do you any good...set some time aside for freestyling (30 mins) in ur training routine...
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Juggling

Post by BradP » 29 Jun 2008, 22:59

Try juggling only with your bad foot. When your able to get to 5 consistently, juggle with both feet but use your bad foot slightly more often than your right. Also when you miss-kick and try to recover use your bad foot even though you'll stuff-up.

If you keep practicing your technique should improve. The ball should stay lower, your ankle should be stiff, your knees will do most of the moving and the ball shouldn't spin too much.

Remember to change your routine otherwise you will quit because you'll get bored. Set goals that you want to reach in 30mins like getting 20 juggles 3times in a row. After you reach a goal reward yourself by having a 5 minute play around in your backyard.

Stay hydrated by drinking a bottle of water 40minutes before you start and carry a handkerchief. I used this and now I can do over 400 juggles.

Good luck! :D

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Thanks for the comments :)

Post by Noobstyler » 30 Jun 2008, 08:24

Ok, so i changed my training routine:

In the week:

5 mins warming up (maybe i could get knee injures, etc..)
15 mins juggling
10 mins freestyle

Weekend:

5 mins warming up
15 mins juggling
10 mins freestyle
Break
15 mins juggling
10 mins freestyle

As my juggling gets better, i'll move on to more freestyle.

You guys think that's a good routine?

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Post by Noobstyler » 30 Jun 2008, 09:37

30/06/08

I'm making good progress :D
today i practiced much on my juggling,
first with my weak foot (left) until i got consistently 5 (thx BradP)
Then, with both feet i managed to get some 25-30s
I also perfected my footstall.

Juggling rec today: 39
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now i have a big problem:

I thougth i did a cross over, but i did something, wich i don't know the name of, i'll explain:

1. I touch the ball up with my right foot
2. when it comes down, i go over it with my left leg from left to right.
3. then i touch it with my right foot, and continue juggling.

so, i did a inside reverse crossover? :s

is this even a trick, lol?

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Post by Sputnik » 30 Jun 2008, 16:47

that IS a crossover, what you described.

Crossover: Image

Reverse Crossover: Image

your routine sounds good, but i disagree with the guy who said 2 hours is too much. if you feel motivated and physically able to carry on after 30 minutes, why not do it? also, if you feel unable to continue after 2 minutes, stop. the more you practice the better youll get, but just do what your body allows
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Post by Soccer4Life » 30 Jun 2008, 20:13

I see nothing wrong with 2 hours a day. Juggling isn't an intense activity (unless you're so bad you're sprinting the entire time to make your next touch -- that got me in shape when I was 11 :lol:).

I recommend to spend about an hour on just juggling, because that's the foundation for pretty much all freestyle tricks. Then practice tricks for 20-30 minutes and flick-ups for about 10 minutes. Adjust the times as you improve at juggling.

Do you play soccer on a team at all or do you just want to freestyle?

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Post by Noobstyler » 01 Jul 2008, 12:11

Ye, i play in a team. :)

do you have any ideas of easy tricks i should start with?
Today i've done ATW from footstall ^^ :D
but in juggling, i just always miss the ball, when i try to hit it with my big toe :(

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Post by Noobstyler » 01 Jul 2008, 12:14

Sputnik wrote:that IS a crossover, what you described.

Crossover: Image

Reverse Crossover: Image
No, there he goes over the ball with the same leg he kicked the ball up. not?

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Post by Noobstyler » 01 Jul 2008, 20:23

1/07/08

I made some good progress today :)
i did twice the ATW from bounce :D
almost perfected ATW from flick up, i can do it 1/2. :)
crossover (real crossover) succeeded 4 times :D

juggling rec today: 42
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am i a fast learner, or just average?

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Post by Croatianblood1 » 01 Jul 2008, 20:28

Hey you are doing great. I remember when I nailed my first atw. It was from a footstall and now I practice doing it from bounce. I think you should practice as much as you want, whether is be 2 hours or 5 hours a day. I think its great that you are dedicated and you should stick with it. I mean, if you really love something, why not do it as much as you can?
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Post by chimxcore » 01 Jul 2008, 22:12

if u want to be a well rounded freestyler try learning some upper body moves and different stalls
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Post by Noobstyler » 02 Jul 2008, 09:57

well, tbh im learning neckstall and cheststall (or whatever its named) :D

But am i a fast learner?

croatianblood1: i totally agree :)
Chimxcore: can you give some examples of upper-body moves?

And thx for all support guys! :D

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Post by Sputnik » 02 Jul 2008, 16:03

Noobstyler wrote:
Sputnik wrote:that IS a crossover, what you described.

Crossover: Image

Reverse Crossover: Image
No, there he goes over the ball with the same leg he kicked the ball up. not?
crossover doesnt matter which leg you start with. you can hit it up with your right and go over with your right, or hit it up with your left and go over with your right, they are both crossovers. what distinguishes a crossover from a reverse crossover is the direction of the leg going over. if the leg going over is going towards the body, its crossover, if it goes away from the body its a reverse crossover.
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