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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.

The Freestyler’s Playlist: Hip-Hop Essentials

There's a few things you'll never find a freestyler without: a ball, a camera, bare legs, and headphones or a portable radio to play their choice of jams. Many blend their...

10 Amazing Places Freestylers Have Performed Around the World

Popularity and visibility of freestyle football is spreading across the world with talent posing and posting their skills in amazing places around the globe. From North America to Europe and Asia,...

The Round-Up: Your Street Ball, Futsal, and Freestyle Events Coming this Fall

We got your fall street football, freestyle, and futsal events in our Urban Pitch calendar below. Check it out! HBfutsal Huntington Beach Street Soccer Tournament, 9/17 Huntington Beach, CA The set-up for this tournament...

Super Ball 2016: The Holy Grail of Freestyle Competitions Was a Week of Battles, Partying, and Shocking Upsets

For anyone in the small but quickly growing community of freestyle, Super Ball is universally known as the penultimate competition, an annual event every serious and aspiring freestyler prepares for tirelessly...
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Who to Watch: Russia’s New Street Ballers

Along with the noticeable rise of street football in the U.S., the street game hype is happening all over the world, with exciting talent popping up all over the place with a variety of unique styles. Russia is one area...

Busking and the Reliable Olympic Star

In an Olympics that has admittedly had its fair share of downs, there is one trusty, enduring source for attendees hoping to enjoy not only the competitive games but...

Tobias Becs Breaks His Own No Touch World Record, Watch It Here!

Norway's Tobias Becs, a F3-ranked top 16 freestyler and former European, World, and Norwegian champion, just broke his own world record of No Touch Alternate Mitch ATW's. The pro...

The Round-Up: Coming Up in Street Ball, Futsal, and Freestyle

Summer's going by fast, and to get your calendar right, we've put together the latest events to look out for in street football, futsal, and freestyle. Sign up to...

L.A.’s Alex Mendoza Wins Second USA Freestyle Championship Title

The country's best freestylers assembled in Chicago last week to share tricks, show off moves—and determine the identity of the best freestyler around. And after trimming down 35 entries to...
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SUPER BALL 2016: World’s Biggest Freestyle Tournament Event and Registration Details

The Super Ball 2016, arguably the best way to experience high-level freestyle, returns this summer to Liberec in the Czech Republic with a jam-packed schedule of activity. Deemed the most prestigious freestyle...

From Vietnam to Ireland, Nam the Man Spreads the Passion and Promise of Freestyle Football

Hoai-Nam Nguyen is many things to many people. In Vietnam, Nguyen is a walking embodiment of freestyle football. To an expert like Mr. Woo, he's one of the most...

USA Freestyle Soccer Championships to Be Hosted at University of Illinois

Freestyle contenders will test themselves against the best in the nation on July 7 at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where previous U.S. champ Khoa Nguyen (Seattle) will attempt to defend his title ...
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World Champion Paweł Skóra Shares His “Urban Picks”

Fans worldwide know Paweł Skóra as a freestyle pioneer who's expanded the realm of lower combos and helped push the limits of freestyle. With multiple moves named after him, Skora...
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Dutch Street Master Visits Garnier’s S3 Society for Paris Football Week

Easy, man! Jeand Doest, the chillaxed Dutch street baller with an endless appetite for Bang, Bang, visited S3 Society this past weekend for Paris Football Week. Doest got an invitation from the sensei...

The World of Woo: Retracing a Revolutionary in Freestyle

In a previous article, Urban Pitch featured an exclusive interview with freestyle pioneer Mr. Woo Hee Yong, a living legend of sorts who has broken multiple world records and is...

The 5 Best Freestyle Tutorials

Whether you're a traditional footballer looking to pick up a few tricks or a practicing freestyler, the Internet is an amazing source for tutorials and has something for every...

Adidas Fosters Creation with 3-Day “Mercury Center” Lab

Adidas is having a moment, and it may be one of its most impressive yet within its long history as once-reigning king of global soccer. It is true Adidas has been...
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The Creation of a Sport: A Journey through Freestyle with the Legendary Mr. Woo

Every discipline has its masters, and in the pantheon of football freestylers none is more legendary than Woo Hee-Yong, or “Mr. Woo” as he's fondly known around the world. Woo was born ...

A Brief History of Freestyle Football

It's hard to believe that freestyle, in its current form, is a sport that's only truly been around for the past few decades. It's incredible, actually, when you consider the explosion...
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The F2 Freestylers are One of the Best Acts in Town

If you have ever visited Las Vegas, then you know how entertaining a show needs to be to really impress. To compete with the spectacle of flashing lights, explosions,...

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