How To Bend A Soccer Ball – Tips To Help You Bend A Soccer Ball

How To Bend A Soccer Ball – Tips To Help You Bend A Soccer Ball

Hey guys. It’s Matt here from Epic Soccer
Training. I want to take you through the basics of how to bend a soccer ball. A lot of people ask me how can you bend a
soccer ball. What are the exact fundamentals? Is it different than curving a soccer ball?
And I would say yes. Curving the soccer ball is just more going from side to side spin
where the ball is just kind of going like this. What you want with a bend is you actually
want it to kind of spin up top and go down. That’s where you see David Beckham a lot of
times get that great spin that kind of just tucks over the wall and hits upper 90 or Cristiano
Ronaldo. So again, one of the basics of bending a ball
is knowing the correct fundamentals. So I want to kind of take you through the basics
of that. When you’re doing a bend, what you want to
do that’s a little bit different than a curve, if you saw how to curve a ball video, what
you’re doing is you’re just kind of coming around pretty even as far as height. You’re
just kind of coming pretty even and you’re just curving the ball and you’re not really
doing anything with your actual foot with the follow-through. When you curve, you’re just getting that side
spin. What you’re doing when you’re bending is you’re getting the ball to kind of dip.
So again what you want to do for that is you want to go from think of it in terms of like
I don’t know if any of you guys play tennis. I did when I was growing up too and then I
was like screw that. Soccer is better. So what you want to do is you want to come
from the bottom of the ball and lift up more so up to the top. So that’s your follow-through
is you’re kind of going up and over. So again just practice coming up and over and if you
see my leg, it’s going kind of this way and again if you’re doing it from your righty
is you’re going to see it come up and over and it will have that top spin that you want. So again, let me kind of show you and here
you go. So if I’m kicking to Chas here, what I also like to do which is a great little
training thing is I actually this is what I did when I was really young and you can
try it too. It really works for helping get placement which is one of the reasons why
you want to bend the ball. Like I said in some of the other videos, 65
percent of your goals are all placing the goal. You don’t need to just blast it. You
just need to get it around the last guy which is the goalie. So one of the ways I did that
is I would start the six-yard box and I would just you know, up there and I would just work
on just kind of having this bend. Thanks Chas. See, and the goalie will hit
it in too. So again what you want to do is I try and get it in between both of these
and then as I make them both, I just move back a couple of yards. I will go from the
6 and move to the right in between the PK which is 12 out and then I go to the 18 and
the 22. So again, what you want to do, is kind of
come at it on a 45-degree angle and then you want to hook your leg around. See? That’s
what’s going to give you that top curve is hook your leg around and you’re going to see.
That was more like a curve but you want to get more of the bend. It’s hard for me to
go slow but here I will show you. So again, and then you have your aiming spot.
So follow through and you will see how that has just a little bit of top spin. That’s
exactly what you want and the farther out that you get, the easier it is to get lift
where it will dip down. Obviously if you’re this close, you’re not going to get that insane
lift that’s going to go from here, over top of the crossbar and dip it underneath. It’s
kind of hard. So again, work on both sides. Work on both feet as well. But yeah, that’s the basic fundamentals is
you want to come on the ball to a 45-degree angle. Lock your ankle and again, you want
to just kind of have your foot flat. You want to have your foot parallel. So if I’m going
this way, just so you can see, you have your foot going completely parallel. You’re hitting
it more on the ball of your foot right here and you’re just kind of lifting up and over. So go ahead and practice that and again this
was one of the drills that I did which I thought really worked. Again you can kind of see it
spin a little bit. So that’s the basic fundamentals of how to bend a soccer ball and there’s even
other techniques that you can do as far as your follow through that’s going to give it
like that insane dip curve which you will see a lot of Cristiano Ronaldo I think does
it one of the best. Maybe let me know who you think does it best. I will check out their
video. Leave a video response or something. But again, don’t forget to comment, like,
subscribe up here. I will be happy to answer any questions. I do this page for you guys
and I like to be interactive a little bit. So if you have any questions, tips, stuff
you would like to see, let me know. I will be more than happy to help you out
and again if you want to see how I went from being just basically an average player, below
average player and I was a small guy as well to playing All-American in high school and
college and eventually getting a contract to play professional, click the link below
the video and check that out now. So thanks for checking out how to bend a soccer
ball and I will see you guys in the next lesson. Take care.

Antonio Breitenberg

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71 thoughts on “How To Bend A Soccer Ball – Tips To Help You Bend A Soccer Ball

  1. PinkMonkey, Soccerboy & DogFrog says:


  2. JacobyDueck says:

    Can you do a video on shooting specifically how to get hard shots on target.

  3. Braeden W says:

    Can you do a video of deeking

  4. Wil Lopez says:

    i can't bend or curve the ball

  5. Bocaj Carretero says:

    Can u do video on doing a bicycle kick

  6. Joseph Sebestyen says:

    Does this work

  7. Isaac Brant says:

    Are you a soccer Player your good

  8. Juzz Photography says:

    Can I have your shoes i did a BIG POO yo

  9. Jake Newman says:

    where are u when u record these videos

  10. Matthew Saraceno says:

    @Epic Soccer Training
    I have been playing street soccer my whole life but never had the time for club or rec. I'm in highschool now and I finally have the opportunity to play rec is there still a chance that I can become a good player and maybe play college ball

  11. David Holland says:

    It's actually harder than it looks

  12. Mhrxton noble says:

    David Beckham can curve the best

  13. Ayrton lala says:

    Diego Maradona is the best at bending and curving

  14. Singh says:

    What's his last name

  15. Alex gamez says:

    CR7 is the best

  16. Josh Meharg says:

    Thx really helped me get a nice bend

  17. Jesse Gerrits says:


  18. Michael Houston says:

    Make more videos plz

  19. Tamal Barua says:

    @Epic Soccer Training

    Hi! I always have hard time with juggling. Whenever I tried to juggle its come over me or its go far way form me. Please give an video of juggling. I really want to beat my some of my Brazilian friend. I like how you explain and it helps learn. Also give more skill practice. How did you learn how to juggle?

  20. Kendall Christopherson says:

    Ronaldo does it best RONALDO RONALDO RONALDO!!

  21. Mustafa Alsheikhly says:

    Hi . I just want to ask you that i always doing this but I don't know how to practice about how to increase my power for the ball so i just want to give me some exercise that i can to bend the ball . Thanks 😊😊

  22. howtobeawesome says:

    thanks, this video was very helpful. i subscribed and liked. where do u hit the ball exactly?

  23. Charlie Hoehne says:

    Love u

  24. Sean O Mac says:

    I think you or Ronaldo

  25. Sean O Mac says:

    Can you help me by making another video I need to increase my ball juggles

  26. VARUN b says:

    Try with ur right foot

  27. J Prod ! says:

    Thanks man now I can kick a ball👌⚽⚽⚽

  28. Rosa Cieza says:

    Do they give you the program or is it fake and they don't give you the program

  29. Adski W says:


    I have looked for a channel like this for a long time.
    One that shows and talks you through technique to take and practice on. Making me a better player.

    Thank you


  30. Ed27 Gaming!! says:

    Great video! Really Helped me man!

  31. Mohammes Rajab says:

    i love ure vidoes

  32. Niall Roe says:

    Danke! ( I'm not German )

  33. Edgar Diaz says:

    I would like to know how your experience was trying to be professional.

  34. Rosa Moreno says:

    you suck thats not how you bend dumbshit

  35. DayNightArt says:

    knuckle ball tutorial pls!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. daps says:

    It's Football

  37. gorman Play says:

    It's to hard

  38. Bruno Sabando says:

    Nice videos I learned a lot . When are u making a new video about how to do a free kick

  39. Geraldine Feliciano Velázquez says:

    Dude are you in Puerto Rico because if you are I think I know what place ur on

  40. killer 3686 says:

    Your videos are really helping me out

  41. Jared Hao Xuan says:

    Hello Matt, when taking free kick, the most important part is the follow through, lean back and ball contact area . Can you make a video about how to do it well. Thanks.

  42. Buster Draco77 says:

    David beckam does it the best

  43. thefootballteam says:

    How come he doesn't post anymore

  44. Sarmad Alzoubidy says:


  45. THEMONKEY says:

    hoi man leuk knvb pakje

  46. Where is the ball? - Football Practice and Skills says:

    this, is very helpful! thanks mate! always keep up your great works!

  47. Nw wing says:

    so whats the difference between this and knuckleball

  48. Earthquake sports says:

    do a soccer review about the hex stinger wilson soccer ball

  49. Selab Akbari says:

    how long will this takes? you have to practice, but how long?

  50. Dayow Omar says:

    Ronaldo does it best

  51. juanwhoelse says:

    where could i order a ball like that.

  52. Moe Jaber says:

    You are the best I can bend the ball very good 😎😎

  53. Eldin Memic says:


  54. Inara Sachwani says:

    Roberto Carlos

  55. Ehsun Khan says:

    Hello 👋 sir first of all thank you for this wonderful tutorial I have a question can we change the angle of run up as this have any impact on bending

  56. Joseph Stevenson says:

    You helped me a lot

  57. jørgen abel says:


  58. Gitansh Malhotra says:

    thats not a bend

  59. Thot Patrol says:

    This is how you bend. Barely bends the ball

  60. Joseph Stevenson says:

    Your videos are epic

  61. Crown Lover says:

    he should do more videos


    messi is best soccer player

  63. Relax Madman says:


  64. AKASH MAITRA says:


  65. Tyler says:

    "You wanna cum on the ball at a 45 degree angle"

  66. Og Gy says:

    I like play football

  67. Yeraldi Lopez says:

    Nice curve bro

  68. Aayam Bhandari says:

    messi does it welllllllllllllll.

  69. Gaming gOd says:

    Natural left footers hit like here..

  70. Thenujan Sandramohan says:

    I thought curve and bend mean the same

  71. Jinkzhy Playz says:


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