Following up from Part 1 of Individual Training. In Part 2, we will learn on how to feint an opponent to gain some space. The purpose of feint is: To get the opponent caught off-balance To buy some space This post teaches on the second part: to buy some space. Watch the Feint in the video … [Read more...] about Individual Training Part 2: Feint
Soccer Skills, Tips, and Tricks
Soccer Juggling is certainly one of the best practice methods for improving you first touch, ball control, and basic aspects of most freestyle air moves. What many might not know is that soccer juggling does not necessarily mean you have to use a standard soccer ball. One of the greats of the game, Ronaldo (Luiz Nazario De Lima), once … [Read more...] about Training 101: Soccer Juggling – Beginner
Okay, tried it a couple of times, but then again 70% of the time, the tricks don’t work. Yes, soccer tricks are ‘cool’, eye catchy and sometimes very satisfying, but sometimes during a real match, it is somewhat risky to be pulling off tricks – even for the pros. Imagine when a player like Sol Campbell, Lucio or Patrick Vieira coming … [Read more...] about Risks of performing tricks during matches?
The term 'Gambetta' is rarely heard of in the footballing world of Europe and Asia, but in the football-loving nation of Argentina, it is almost a way of life. In the words of Jorge Valdano, who used to play alongside Diego Maradona in the 80’s: "it is another form of tango with the pleasures of applying those extra flourishes with those … [Read more...] about The Gambetta – More than just a trick
First of all, let’s start with a simple question, what is freestyle soccer ? Freestyle soccer is simply the style and ability to combine various soccer tricks in juggling and ground moves. It’s a new trend in soccer along with other types like five a side futsal and beach soccer. In a soccer context, freestyle is perceived as less … [Read more...] about Freestyle Soccer: Confused on where to start?
In football (soccer), being too dependent on a stronger foot can be a major weakness, especially in situations that would require you to use your weaker foot. Whether it's a shooting chance or a last-gasp clearance. If you need to improve your weaker foot quickly, you may want to practice these soccer drills every day (or at least once … [Read more...] about How to Improve your Weaker Foot