How to Do an Around the World in Soccer
An around the world move in soccer looks very difficult but once you understand the concept, execution becomes easier.
What’s the point of an around the world juggling move? It’s an easy way to impress your teammates and friends. It also teaches you to work hard at something that is new to you. Once you master it, you’ll get a giddy feeling and feel proud of your accomplishment. I saw it in my son’s eyes after he did it!
In this article, I’ll show you exactly how to do the move along with a very easy-to-follow video that I found.
Before you get started, try this either inside or on a playing surface that is dry. We don’t want any injuries during the test run!
To do an around the world move in soccer, follow these simple steps:
- Start by juggling the ball with your dominant foot.
- As the ball comes down, use the outside of your foot to kick it back up.
- With the leg that is planted on the ground, bounce upwards slightly.
- As the ball is going up, rotate your foot up, over, and around it.
- Use your dominant foot to keep juggling the ball.
It’s important to practice this move slowly at first to get the timing right. Once you feel comfortable, you can try to speed it up and add more style to this move.
Around the World Video Tutorial
For many of us, we are visual learners. Check out this video on how to do an around the world.
Things to Keep in Mind
To do this juggling move effectively, I would keep these things in mind:
- Always practice on a dry field or indoor court.
- Practice without a ball. Simply, get your movements down as outlined above.
- Timing is crucial. Your leg that goes around the ball should start as soon as you flick it up.
- Foot angle is key. You should use the outside of your foot to juggle the ball up so there’s a spin and you can have one fluid motion around the ball.
- Practice your foot stall first. Being able to stall the ball on your foot will help you cradle it in for the around the world.
- Keep practicing! Trust the process! Be better than yesterday!