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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 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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Malaysia’s Multi-Talented Zeem Ahmad is on the Street with All-Around Game

We were first introduced to Zeem Ahmad as he was preparing for the recent Pannahouse Invitationals that took place in Denmark. Copenhagen Panna House founder Kristoffer Liicht spotted the Malaysian baller...

Urban Spotlight: Pro Freestyler Enry Maffioletti Lets His Crazy Skills Do the Talking

There must be something about freestyle football that either attracts mellow personalities or forces a person to chill out. It makes sense considering the hours of dedicated practice and honing...
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5 Things You Should Know About Pro Freestyler Indi Cowie

Amidst the burgeoning popularity of freestyle football, Indi Cowie remains one of the best and most exciting athletes in the pro freestyling circuit. Here are 5 things to know about the...
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Urban Calendar: This Week in Football – 5/9/2016

Urban Pitch is giving our readers a monthly calendar for players and fans interested in street football, freestyle and futsal tournaments and events. Check it out to keep up...
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Urban Spotlight: One-on-One with Futsaler Jade Elliott, Youthful Pioneer in UK’s Football League Trust

Youngsters from the UK are continuing to pioneer new avenues in women’s football. We recently spotlighted teen talent Liv Cooke, the UK’s first and only professional female freestyler. Today, we’re featuring Urban Pitch’s...
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Puma Doubles Up on Street Football and Freestyle With #CHOOSETRICKS

Puma is starting to take it up a notch in featuring street football and freestyle in their advertising. Their latest "#CHOOSETRICKS and Play Loud" ad begins with players using flares...
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UK’s 16-Year-Old Liv Cooke is Next Freestyle Star to Watch

Attention is growing for up-and-coming sensation Liv Cooke, the UK's first—and so far only—professional female football freestyler. Cooke grew up in northwest England and fell in love with football...

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