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...
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Tamra Dae Went from Beauty Salons to College Ball to Competitive Bodybuilding, and Proved One Door Closed is Another Opened

Tamra Dae is the kind of multi-dimensional athlete who can excel in any number of sports, but throughout her formative years, she chose soccer above the others. So when an injury...

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...

Brazil Once Again the Paralympic’s Brilliant Champions in Football 5-a-Side

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably gotten wind of the Paralympics in Rio this past September, during which athletes with a range of disabilities brought the fire to the Games and...

FC Barcelona Has Its Sights Set on U.S. Women’s Soccer and Futsal

The United States has the potential to be a great soccer nation, which is why over the past several decades professional clubs from around the world have attempted to take advantage of the...

Nike Looks to Recreate Sneaker Culture Through Street Football

The almost cult-like experience of sneaker culture is nothing new. From New York's inner-city youth repping Nike Air Force 1s in the early 80s to the surge in popularity and...

Hip-Hop and Football: L.A. Rapper Jez Dior Talks His Love for the Beautiful Game

In the diverse city of Los Angeles, the football community football collides with music, art, and culture in an enigmatic way. The city paves avenues and pathways for just...

Get Your Instagram Game on Point Following these Freestyle and Street Ball Accounts

Street football and freestyle is growing like wildfire all over the world thanks to online platforms like Instagram and YouTube, where masters and veterans can share their training methods and show off...

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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New Nike Videos Tackle Small-Sided Surfaces and Encourage Players to “Street Your Game”

Nike recently released three new videos that encourage players to "turn the streets into your training ground". Both the MagistaX and MercurialX boots are featured in the ads to highlight

The Kobe Mambacurials are More Proof Nike Thinks Street Soccer is the Next Street Ball

In two days, Nike's Kobe 11 “Mambacurial” will be available in select Nike outlets in another soccer-inspired line that combines football with iconic basketball figures. The Nike Kobe 11 Elite Low FCB...

Welcome to Baller Select, the Underground Tournament Where Elite Street Crews Battle to See Who’s Best

When it comes to street ball, there's a lot to prove every time you get on the court. Talent is a dime a dozen, so as a crew, you've...

A Reporter Drives into the Desert and Finds One of the Most Entertaining Football Matches in Town

Ontario, California. Thirty-six miles from Downtown Los Angeles. A city best known for its outlet stores, airport, and vast stretches of unused, open land. Thirty-six miles of travel time...

Nike Street Football Training Drill: Speed Alley

The Speed Alley is a street football take on the ancient "running the lines" drill that tennis and basketball coaches would often make high school teams do during practices.

Kurukuru Set to Represent Oceania Region in 2016 Futsal World Cup

If there's one team that will inspire fans and followers of the upcoming FIFA Futsal World Cup, to be hosted by Colombia next month, it will surely be the Solomon Islands...

LAFC Breaks Ground and Unveils New Stadium Name

Los Angeles soccer fans still have two years to wait before they can watch the Los Angeles Football Club play an official match, and while the team has yet...

Adidas Dark Space Brings Teams of Two to Compete

No matter how big or small the pitch, players on the field depend on each other. When you’re playing a 2v2 tournament, however, trusting your teammate becomes even more...