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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.

Freestyler’s Playlist: Britain’s Stephen Gray

The Urban Pitch Freestyler's Playlist series features a personal music set from different freestylers around the world. Freestyling goes hand-in-hand with music, and these athletes know how to appreciate the power of a good beat....
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A One-on-One Conversation With Freestyle Superstar Tobias Becs

Tobias Becs is one of the most recognized and respected freestylers in the world today. Between running his 4Freestyle company and setting world records, we caught up with the...
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‘La Reta Documental’ Plans to Uncover Extraordinary Stories of Footballers in the Streets of Latin America

Covering a region where football is more of a religion than a sport, the La Reta Documental film crew is on a journey through 10 Latin American countries to uncover compelling...

Welcome to Urban Pitch!

I've always loved the thrill of competing in just about anything one can imagine, but above all, soccer has been my greatest and most long-lasting passion. My love for the beautiful game began...

SkillTwins Release Street Football-Inspired Video Game

Popular footballers and insanely gifted futsalers Jakob and Josef El-Zein, better known as the SkillTwins, launched their official street football-inspired game earlier this month, and it's like no other...

Top 10 Street Football Skills From Last Year’s European Season to Get You Fired Up

Last season in Europe we were treated to some nice skills that we normally see on the streets and here at Urban Pitch we'd like to show you some of the best to get you hyped up about the current ongoing tournaments

Top 10 Tekkers to Help You Recover From the Worst Flu Ever

Two weeks into the new year and we’ve had record rain. Along with the chilly weather, I’ve also noticed a high number of sneezes, hacks, and raspy coughs. Hopefully...
Freestyle Lexicon & Terms to know

Lexicon, Part 1: A Guide to Freestyle Terms

So you're a soccer player, or a footballer (depending on the country of origin), and been raised on a healthy diet of drills tailored for the full field—passing, trapping, shooting, plyometrics—all the...
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Adidas Shows L.A. How to #BossEveryone With “Purecontrol”

Adidas has been everywhere lately, releasing a slew of suped-up new gear and launching a fresh marketing campaign that seeks to reinvigorate their place in football. The three-stripe company has always

World Champion and No. 1-Ranked Erlend Fagerli Shares His Freestyler’s Playlist

Anyone who has paid any kind of attention to freestyle over the past few years knows who Erlend Fagerli is. The Norwegian freestyler got his start at the young...
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Top 10 Tekkers: Hot Moves for the Cold Winter

As we slowly approach the bitter cold of winter, we thought it'd be fitting to warm things up with some of the hottest tekkers from the past few weeks....

The Mental Side of Freestyle, Part II: How Do We Learn A Skill?

Pro freestyler and sporting mental performance coach Stephen Gray has shared his expertise in both fields as part of our Mental Side of Freestyle series. Part II of the...

Indian Woman Defies Naysayers to Create Freestyle Football Federation

At just 21 years old, Nikita Anita has established a freestyle association in her native country India. While she has recently gained support from many, she originally faced heavy...
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Freestyler’s Playlist: Slovakian Phenom Lucia Kevicka is Ready for Another Super Ball Title

Former world champion Lucia Kevicka's creativity and technique has made her one of the most respected and decorated freestylers in the world. In the latest edition of Freestyler's Playlist,...
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The Roundup: The Biggest and Best Upcoming Street and Freestyle Football Events

FOMO is real. Stay up to date with our monthly Roundup series, which highlights some of the biggest and best street and freestyle football events across the globe. As we...

Top 10 Tekkers: The Hustler’s Edition

This week's Top 10 Tekkers is all about that next-level, end-me-now kinda tekkers. The skills that got you talking to yourself. Are these guys really that much better than me? We all...
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The Roundup: The Biggest Upcoming Freestyle, Futsal, and Street Football Events

FOMO is real. Stay up to date with our monthly Roundup series, which highlights some of the biggest and best freestyle, futsal, and street football events across the globe.  With...

USMNT’s Mix Diskerud Breaks Down the “Magic Mix”

U.S. National Team midfielder Mikkel Morgenstar Pålssønn "Mix" Diskerud showcases this visually simple but hard-to-replicate trick. Born in Norway, Diskerud is a starter for New York City's FC and scored their...
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In Cali, It’s Always a Good Day to Ball

There are some days you just want to forget your troubles, meet up with the homies, and do what you love. In our case, that means playing ball, and when you're in Cali

Kick Off Your Labor Day Weekend in Style With This Week’s Top 10 Tekkers!

What better way to start your long weekend than some of the sickest tekkers the world has to offer? With Super Ball just wrapping up, you know we've got...

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