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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.

Jannis Gasser

The Man Behind the Camera: Why Everyone Needs Jannis Gasser in Their Instafeed

It's fair to say social media has been a catalyst for the rise of freestyle football in recent years, the chief culprit being everyone's favourite photo/video sharing app, Instagram. Every day,...

Europe’s Best Converge in Manchester for the Soccerex Football Festival

Featuring the European Freestyle Championships and World Street 3s World Championships, the Soccerex Football Festival brought together some of the world's best talents for a one day event that...

The Roundup: Upcoming Freestyle, Futsal, and Street Football Events to Kick Off 2018

FOMO is real. Stay up to date with our monthly Roundup series, which highlights some of the biggest and best freestyle, futsal and street football events across the globe.  Time...
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Top 10 Tekkers: Balling in the Sunshine

Summertime is just around the corner, and freestylers and street ballers around the world are tuning up their games for major tournaments like Super Ball and the Copenhagen Panna House...
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The Six Biggest Takeaways From Another Incredible Red Bull Street Style World Finals

After months of anticipation, last week's Red Bull Street Style World Finals gave us plenty of entertainment in the form of high-flying skills and heavy drama. From controversial judging...
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An Exclusive First Look At the SWRL EVOLVE Pure FS Shoe

The newest freestyle football shoe on the market, the SWRL EVOLVE Pure FS could be a game changer. Head designer and freestyle pioneer Steve Elias gives us an in-depth...

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...

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 Adidas v. Nike Scorecard: How Adidas is Outperforming a Giant by Going Back to Its Roots

The race to be the biggest sports brand in the world has been a long, storied battle. It seemed like the contest was over after Nike established its empire and won...
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Tom Kentta’s Genre-Bending Freestyler’s Playlist Will Take You on a Wild Ride

With just three years of freestyle experience under his belt, Tom Kentta was able to finish runner-up in the 2016 Oceania finals. We take a look at the eclectic mix of tunes that gets Kentta going during his training sessions. And when we say eclectic, we're talking everywhere from metal to chill hip-hop instrumentals. 

Street Football and Freestyle Extraordinaire Mohamed Reda Shares His Urban Picks

Anyone remotely involved in the street football or freestyle scenes can tell you about Mohamed "M10" Reda. The 24-year-old Moroccan talent born and raised in Belgium not only has...
laura biondo

Finding the Perfect Balance of Art and Sport With Incredibly Accomplished Pro Freestyler Laura Biondo

The first woman to hold a Guinness World Record in freestyle, Laura Biondo has gone from competing in some of the world's biggest freestyle events to performing with the...
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If She Isn’t Already, LA’s Next Freestyle Star Lizzy Calderon Needs to Be On Your Radar

A central figure in Los Angeles' burgeoning freestyle scene, Lizzy Calderon is beginning to make a name for herself around the world, thanks to her bubbling personality, optimistic outlook,...
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‘La Reta Documental’ Plans to Uncover Extraordinary Stories of Footballers in the Streets of Latin America

Covering a region where football is more of a religion than a sport, the La Reta Documental film crew is on a journey through 10 Latin American countries to uncover compelling...
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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...

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...

Top 10 Tekkers of the Week

As we transition to a new presidency, one thing we can expect is change. Regardless of your feelings toward the Donald, you can't argue that his style is very different...

Freestyler’s Playlist: Ryan Sagayaga Proudly Reps Hawai’i as the State’s Only Freestyler

As Ryan Sagayaga embarks on improving himself as a football freestyler, he also has a mission to help grow the sport throughout Hawai'i. You see, Sagayaga is currently the...
Matt Tailby

Freestyler’s Playlist: UK Veteran Matt Tailby’s Far East Influence

With eight years of experience under his belt, Matt Tailby is one of the more seasoned freestylers in the UK. Still a student, the Taunton, England native is finding...
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Is Erlend Fagerli the New Norwegian Freestyle King After Winning Back-to-Back Championships?

A country that has produced some of freestyle's greatest athletes, Norway's national championship is always extremely competitive. Despite top competitors Tobias Becs and Brynjar Fagerli absent with injury and...
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