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Blending artistry and technical prowess, freestyle football focuses on moves not necessarily designed for in-game purposes. Predominantly juggling and aerial tricks, often performed in complex combos, freestyle allows the individual to create their own personal style. As one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, it has become a rich outlet for performance and a site of high-level competition.

Jannis Gasser

The Man Behind the Camera: Why Everyone Needs Jannis Gasser in Their Instafeed

It's fair to say social media has been a catalyst for the rise of freestyle football in recent years, the chief culprit being everyone's favourite photo/video sharing app, Instagram. Every day,...
Yo Katsuyama JFFC 2017

The Japan Freestyle Football Championship Was an Insane Display of Creativity and Personal Style

The Japan Freestyle Football Championship (JFFC) takes place over two days and acts as a qualifier for the Asian Freestyle Football Championship, an F3-sanctioned event. Now in its third...
J-Stall

Origins of a Move: How the J-Stall Flipped the Freestyle Game on Its Head

When I started out in freestyle football some nine years ago, the sport was (and probably still is) in its infancy. Since then we have seen the physical and...
Jasmijn Janssen Freestyler's Playlist

Freestyler’s Playlist: The Netherlands’ Jasmijn Janssen Keeps It Fresh with Inspired Moves and New Tunes

Dutch freestyler Jasmijn Janssen is hard at work toward her goal of breaking into the top 3 of female freestylers in the world. She's been the Dutch champion for three years...
Urban Street Team

Urban Street Team Grows Freestyle Network Throughout Southeast Asia

Freestyle football is laying deep roots in Singapore, thanks largely to the pioneering freestylers of Urban Street Team (UST). Created in 2009 by Terence Ong, Terry Lee, and Mohammad...
Zeem Ahmad Malaysia

Malaysia’s Do-It-All Baller Zeem Ahmad “Keeps It Street” and Shares His Urban Picks

Zeem Ahmad is one of those rare specimens that will meg you without a thought and then proceed to dazzle you with his freestyle skills. As one of these crossbreed talents,...

Top 10 Tekkers for the End of the World

Even as the world nudges closer and closer to what seems like inevitable, mutually assured destruction, we footballers can still count on the beauty of the game and its unifying...

Puma Signs Jeand Doest, Lisa Zimouche, Mario Balotelli, and Releases New 365 Model

The street side of the beautiful game continues to push itself toward the mainstream, as Puma announced the signing of freestyle / ground mover extraordinaire Lisa Zimouche, street football heavyweight Jeand...

On the Rooftop with Adidas Tango League: The Manhattan Edition

The Adidas Tango League is a global short-sided tournament series that showcases young, creative football talent. Judges award an MVP to a player who displays deftness and creativity, while participants get...

Freestyler’s Playlist: Ryan Sagayaga Proudly Reps Hawai’i as the State’s Only Freestyler

As Ryan Sagayaga embarks on improving himself as a football freestyler, he also has a mission to help grow the sport throughout Hawai'i. You see, Sagayaga is currently the...

The UK’s Atlantic Freestyle Football Open Gives Talent a Much-Needed Stage (On Some Amazing Beach Locations)

The Atlantic Freestyle Football Open takes place in three coastal cities throughout the UK. Now in its second year, the competition offers a chance for both beginners and pros to...

Freestyler’s Playlist: Australia’s Jordan Morrison is Coming For Your Titles

Originally from the Gold Coast of Australia, Queensland-born Jordan Morrison is just 18, and is rapidly climbing the rungs of freestyle with the hunger. With a first place finish in...

Origins of a Move: The Evolution of the ATW

Freestyle football today has evolved into one of the most innovative and creative sports in the world. Every day, there are new videos with new tricks, a sign that...

An Exclusive with Andrew Henderson, Freestyle’s Most Dominant Athlete, and Why He’s Still the Best in the Game

Football freestyler Andrew Henderson is someone who needs no introduction, but I feel obliged to write one anyway. The Exeter-born 25-year-old has become arguably one of the most iconic...

Top 10 Tekkers: Best of the Next Gen

This week's Top 10 Tekkers is dedicated to the young ballers. These young cubs are progressing at lightning speed with dope tekkers that promise the future is gonna be on fire! 10. Hang...

Freestyler’s Playlist: Meet 15-Year-Old Torin Lynch Throwing Down for the U.S.

Our Freestyler’s Playlist features a personal music set from different freestylers from around the world. Freestyling goes hand-in-hand with music, and these athletes know how to appreciate the power of a good beat. Check out...

Two-Time Italian Champion Luca Chiarvesio Sets His Sights on Being the World’s Best

Luca Chiarvesio isn't satisfied. At 21, he's quickly establishing himself as a force in the freestyle world, but he isn't resting on his laurels and has an unfettered look at...

Top 10 Tekkers: Featuring Jeand Doest, Ahmed Rakaba, Tobias Becs and More!

It's hard to believe that we're a quarter way through 2017 already. As the spring flowers begin to bloom, here are some of the sweetest moves, tricks, and techniques...

The Round-Up: 2017 International Street Football and Freestyle Events

Present-June 25: Neymar Jr.'s Five, Local and National Qualifiers — Various The global 5v5 tournament created by the Brazilian superstar will be hosting local qualifiers in 53 countries from now...

Freestyler’s Playlist: Tek Neek Founder Sven Fielitz on Solitude and Being in the Moment

Our Freestyler’s Playlist features a personal music set from different freestylers from around the world. Freestyling goes hand-in-hand with music, and these athletes know how to appreciate the power of a good beat. Check out...

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