How To Do An Around The World
Practice to Balance First
In order to balance the ball in preparation for an around the world, balance the ball first on the top of your foot, then slowly transition it to the side.
By doing this, you’re reducing the range of motion required to get the ball around the world. (It’s a long way, after all…)
Excusing the pun, this article is meant to be a good introduction into doing this difficult trick. If you’re having trouble, try remembering these focus points and gradually improving the trick over time.
Here’s a video to get you started on how to do an around the world:
One Range of Motion
Remember that if the ball goes straight up, instead of around, you have probably not balanced the ball far enough to the side of your foot. This trick is done in one fluid motion, so try letting the ball drop more while adding a tiny bit more spin off of your foot.
By doing this, you increase the ball’s ability to arc around your leg. This may sound like more work, but it actually creates less of a motion. By staying relaxed and relying more on positioning, you give yourself a better chance at pulling it off.
Use the Backspin To Help You Juggle It Out
The backspin off of the around the world gives you a greater level of control to do it again without dropping it. After all, the only thing better than doing an around the world once is being able to do it twice!
This backspin enables you to keep control of the ball and even transition easily into other tricks.
Speaking of transitioning into other tricks, you can check out more of our articles on Matt Smith’s Epic Soccer Training program to see more of what the program has to offer!