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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.

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...

Top 10 Tekkers: 2017 Edition!

For those of us in the doldrums after the holidays, we bring you this week's Top 10 Tekkers! After all, what better way to ring in the new year...

Yassine ‘Coyote’ is Living a Cooler Life than You, or: How to Stop Worrying and Just Ball

Yassine Abderrahim is a busy man. Between Instanbul, Doha, Brussels, San Francisco, and countless other amazing global destinations, the multi-faceted street baller and freestyler is currently living life at 100....
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2016 Year in Review

This year had a lot of remarkable highs and lows in the wide and ever-expanding world of the beautiful game. It was important for us here at Urban Pitch...
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Top 10 Tekkers for the New Year

New Year, new tekkers! This week, we have another 10 inspiring videos with cool tricks and ideas to impress your family and friends for the holidays! 10. Spicy Ground Moves A great mix...

Philippines’ PWG Wins Asian Freestyle Football Championship

The Asian Freestyle Football Championship (AFFC) is the preeminent freestyle competition in Asia. This year, the event featured 31 participants from Japan, China, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Iran, Hong...

Last-Minute Gift Ideas for the Footballer in Your Life

With just a few days left until Christmas, you may be like me and still have most (if not all) of your Christmas shopping left to do. Not to...

Don’t Fake the Funk: Kosuke Takahashi’s Freestyler’s Playlist

Kosuke Takahashi has been busy building a name for himself in the increasingly competitive world of freestyle. After winning the Asian Freestyle Football Championship in 2015, he followed that up with...

The Grind Never Stops: A One-On-One Conversation with IT10’s Mo Ali

Making it as a professional athlete in any sport is no easy feat. What's so often glamorized in media is in truth a grueling process that entails thousands of hours...

Top 10 Tekkers for the Holidays

It's that time for more of our favorite tekker videos! From ping pong solo cup tricks to "soccer bowling," here's some of the new trends happening this holiday season. 10. Ice ... Soccer?   WINTER...

Freestyler’s Playlist: Greece’s Katerina Karali

This week's Freestyler's Playlist comes by way of Greece from 21-year-old champion freestyler Katerina Karali. In 2014 Karali was Greek Female Freestyle Champion and has since ranked in the...

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

2016 is rapidly coming to a close, so let's check out the remaining street football, futsal, and freestyle events for the year, as well as a few events in...

Top 10 Tekkers of the Week: Bencok, Doest, and Some Freestyle in Heels

This week's top street football, futsal, and freestyle tekkers are here! We got a little something of everything, starting with a bit of California love...
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Who to Watch at this Year’s Asian Freestyle Football Championship

The Asian Freestyle Football Championship (AFFC) is the preeminent freestyle competition in Asia, showcasing many of the world's best, from Japan to Indonesia to China and beyond. This year's...

Freestyle Football World Tour 2016 Results

The F3 World Tour concluded in picturesque Melbourne this past weekend. It was an exciting flurry of battles between a new crop of rising stars hoping to usurp the...

Freestyler’s Playlist: Nam the Man Shares His Soundtrack to Success

Irish-Vietnamese freestyle legend Nam the Man (aka NTM aka Hoai-Nam Nguyen) spared a moment in his busy schedule to share one of his sweet playlists for our Urban Pitch readers. And not...

Freestyle Football World Championship Tour Closes in Melbourne with a Week of Freestyle Events

This week in Melbourne, Australia, the international Freestyle Football World Championship Tour closes its 3-city event with a week-long extravaganza of shows, clinics, and a high-intensity battle for the...

Top 10 Tekkers: Last Week of November!

For this week's Top 10 Tekkers, we celebrate the end of our favorite Turkey-stuffing, Netflix-surfing, butt-freezing month with a selection of sick tricks and slick skills to remind us all that, yeah, it...
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Kristoffer Liicht, Prince of Panna, Stops By L.A. and Shares His Urban Picks

We met up with pro street baller Kristoffer Liicht during the L.A. leg of his recent traveling spree to film some tutorials, hang out, and of course get his...
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Freestyler’s Playlist: IT10’s Mo Ali

This edition of Freestyler's Playlist comes by way of Canada's Mo Ali Heydarpour. Heydarpour has travelled the world as a professional footballer, but is perhaps most well-known for his...

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