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Learn soccer skills from ActiveSG Football Academy Principal Aleksandar Duric as he shows you the basic moves with his young students from the academy. This 10-episodes are brought to you by TODAY. 

Episode 1  Control the ball 
Control the ball is the first skill you need in playing football.
  • Move towards the balll slightly as you get ready to cushion the ball. 
  • Cushion the ball with the side of the foot to kill the speed of the ball. 
  • The first touch should protect the ball from opponents. 
  • The ball should be played into space to allow for next touch.

Episode 2  Passing the ball 
In this episode, Aleksandar Duric teach you how to pass the ball.
  • Use the inside of the foot
  • the non-striking foot should be aiming at the direction of the intended target
  • striking ankle must be locked
  • look up to find your target but look at the ball when you strike it
  • foot follows through in the direction of the target



Episode 3  Dribbling with the ball 
In this episode, Aleksandar Duric teach you how to dribble past opponents.
  • push the ball forward gently with the inside or outside of foot
  • keep the ball close in front of you
  • use corner of your eye to watch the ball while looking up to see where you are running to





Episode 4  Changing direction with the ball 
In this episode, Aleksandar Duric teach you how to change direction with the ball.
  • keep the ball close to feet - take quick initial steps after the turn
  • lower your centre of gravity
  • ensure ball keep close to feet by pushing the ball forward gently
  • take quick initial steps after the turn





Interested in football and want to hone your skills with the best? Or perhaps you are a parent wishing to expose your child to the beautiful game?

If your answer to either of the above is yes, then ActiveSG Football Academy is the place for you to be at. Led by former Singapore international Aleksandar Duric, and five head coaches with experience from the highest level of football in Singapore: Richard Bok, Robin Chitrakar, Hyrizan Jufri, Mohamad Hairil Amin, Isa Halim, and Steven Tan, ActiveSG Football Academy has a holistic football programme designed to build character and impart the right skills while encouraging trainees to pursue their sporting passion with the right attitude.

To find out more or sign up for the academy, visit this link here.

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