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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.

Red Bull Street Style Final Provides Redemption for Four-Time Runner-Up

The Red Bull Street Style world final on Tuesday in London's historic Roundhouse concert venue produced a number of thrilling battles, some never-before-seen moves, and a few surprising results....

Red Bull Street Style World Finals: Where to Watch and Predictions from the Pros

After global qualifiers in over 30 countries, the 2016 Red Bull Street Style world finals begins today in London, with 40 male and female freestylers looking to take the...

Freestyler’s Playlist: From Chicago’s Hamza Bounouader

This edition of the Freestyler's Playlist comes from Hamza Bounouader, a co-founder of Chicago Freestyle, who describe themselves as USA's number one freestyling group. A native of Morocco...

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...

How Hard Work and Passion Led Freestyler Daniel Dennehy to Personal Success

When Daniel Dennehy was a teenager attending university in Dublin, Ireland, he had a map of the world on his wall. Every time he traveled to a new city, in a...

The Round-Up: Upcoming Street Football, Freestyle, and Futsal Events

2016 is almost over, but that doesn't slow down the devoted baller or freestyler. With some of the biggest events of the year coming up, it's time to get fired up...
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Rafael Spajic on How He Became One of the Top Panna Players in the World

When 27-year-old Rafael Spajic first moved to Croatia from Switzerland, he was excited to find a street court next to his house. It was on this pitch he would...

The Father-Son Duo of STR Skill School is Taking Football to New Heights, One YouTube Video at a Time

Steve Roberts isn't your typical soccer coach. Yes, he has a UEFA B category coaching license, but instead of working full time as a soccer coach, he makes YouTube videos for a...

Results: 2016 Soccer in Slow Motion Tournament Returns with Amazing Battles and Inspired Talent

Last weekend, the Soccer in Slow Motion (SISM) tournament kicked off with some promising talent from all over the globe, all of them eager to show off their talents...

From Superflys to Jordans, Here Are Some of the Sickest Designs in Street Football Boots

When it comes to football footwear, soccer brands are pushing creativity to the max as they evolve their designs for the latest cleats and flats. The intense rivalry to be the most...

Meet Caitlyn Schrepfer: Our New Resident Pro and the Contender Looking to Be Champ

At 20 years old, Caitlyn Schrepfer is currently one of a handful of professional female freestylers on the planet. Altho she'll be the first to tell you the ranking...

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

What’s the Best Ball for Freestyling? The Pros Weigh In …

Freestylers are notoriously protective of their ball—try to borrow it or deflate it, and you'll soon see a happy freestyler go into angry mama bear mode. Why so picky? In...

Who to Watch: Keyl Skills is the 8-Year-Old Freestyler with Big Skill

There are freestyle footballers all over the world that have amazed us with their unique skills and work ethic. But there’s one young up-and-comer that is kind of blowing...

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...

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