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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.

Freestyler’s Playlist: Britain’s Stephen Gray

The Urban Pitch Freestyler's Playlist series features a personal music set from different freestylers around the world. Freestyling goes hand-in-hand with music, and these athletes know how to appreciate the power of a good beat....
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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...

Top 10 Tekkers: Freestyle Fever

While the last edition of Top 10 Tekkers highlighted some of the world's best up-and-coming ground movers, this week's comes to you by way of the freestylers. We have...
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Dutch Rising Star Jesse Marlet Is Making a Name for Himself Through Old-Fashioned Hard Work

At just 20 years old, Dutch freestyler Jesse Marlet has climbed the ladder and established himself amongst freestyle football's elite. With plenty more in store for the young phenom,...

Top 10 Tekkers to Help You Recover From the Worst Flu Ever

Two weeks into the new year and we’ve had record rain. Along with the chilly weather, I’ve also noticed a high number of sneezes, hacks, and raspy coughs. Hopefully...

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...
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Kicking It With Kala: Getting to Know the Breakdance-Inspired Polish Champion

One of the world's most creative and original freestylers, Bartłomiej "Kala" Rak is not only known for his incredible breakdance-inspired combos, but also for his unique views on the...
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What Goes Into Putting Together a Freestyle Tournament? A Look at the Headaches Behind Setting Up the Ultimate Freestyle Competition

For the majority of freestyle football tournament crowds, the agenda is simple — attend, enjoy the show, and get home safely. But for the ones putting everything together, things...
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Lorenzo Pinciroli’s Journey to Becoming Freestyle’s Most Iconic MC

It's not a big freestyle event if Lorenzo Pinciroli isn't hosting it. However, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the charismatic Italian MC, who...

Urban Spotlight: Why Séan Garnier Is an All-Around Maestro

Most people have heard of Séan Garnier. Even if you're not a hardcore soccer or freestyle fan, you've probably seen him in this commercial disguised as an old man or battling Neymar for...
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How Pro Footballer Nugzar Kvirtiya is Building a Street Scene In the Unlikely Country of Azerbaijan

In the small country of Azerbaijan, a street movement is growing. Though still in its infancy, it is gaining momentum thanks to its leader, pro football veteran Nugzar Kvirtiya....

Puma Signs Jeand Doest, Lisa Zimouche, Mario Balotelli, and Releases New 365 Model

The street side of the beautiful game continues to push itself toward the mainstream, as Puma announced the signing of freestyle / ground mover extraordinaire Lisa Zimouche, street football heavyweight Jeand...
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IT10’s Mo Ali Shows Off His Cyclone Flick

In this video, one half of the IT10Soccer duo, Mo Ali, shows us the Cyclone Flick. His signature move looks like a slight variation on Eli Freeze's SWRL move but requiring both feet,...

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...

World Champion and No. 1-Ranked Erlend Fagerli Shares His Freestyler’s Playlist

Anyone who has paid any kind of attention to freestyle over the past few years knows who Erlend Fagerli is. The Norwegian freestyler got his start at the young...

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...
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Lexicon, Part 1: A Guide to Freestyle Terms

So you're a soccer player, or a footballer (depending on the country of origin), and been raised on a healthy diet of drills tailored for the full field—passing, trapping, shooting, plyometrics—all the...
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The Roundup: The Biggest and Best Upcoming Freestyle and Street Football Events!

FOMO is real. Stay up to date with our monthly Roundup series, which highlights some of the biggest and best freestyle and street football events across the globe. The new...
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The Five Biggest Highlights From the Incredible Super Ball 2019

Back for yet another action-packed week, Super Ball 2019 brought its usual bag of epic skills and creativity, but it also had some unexpected surprises. Our very own contributor...
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Top 10 Tekkers to Kick Off Summer

As summer season begins, it's officially time to bring in the sun rays along with some of the favorite highlights from the past week. This week's top tekkers covers several mind-blowing...
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