How To Catch A Soccer Ball On Your Neck – Learn A Cool Soccer Neck Catch

How To Catch A Soccer Ball On Your Neck – Learn A Cool Soccer Neck Catch

Hey guys. Matt here from Epic Soccer Training.
I want to take you through a video for a question I get asked a lot and that’s how to catch
a soccer ball on your neck. One of the best tricks I like doing with juggling
is actually learning how to juggle a soccer ball on your neck or how to catch a soccer
ball on your neck and I remember being younger and going out in Orlando, Florida on our St.
Augustine grass in the driveway and just learning how to do this. It drove me nuts that I couldn’t
figure it out after watching all those Nike commercials for the World Cup. So one of the easiest ways to do that is to
pick up the ball and just learn to throw it up and then catch it and what you want to
do is like any trapping video that you will ever hear from me is you need to think of
like catching an egg. When you have a partner toss you an egg, if you ever did that growing
up maybe not. Chas, here. When they toss you say this was
a giant egg. What you need to do is you need to catch it like that and you need to kind
of brace it and like slow it down. Slow the pace of it down. The same is true with your
neck. So when people do this wrong and they get really frustrated, they will never do
it. It’s because when they go to catch the ball on the neck, they just go like this and
they let it hit the back of their head and they’re not actually bracing and what you
need to do is when you throw the ball up, you need to create a level surface and you
need to start slowing it down and one of the biggest things to do that people do wrong
is they don’t put their arms up. When you put your arms up, what you’re doing
is you’re actually creating this cup from the back of your neck to your shoulder blades
and so it’s almost going to just keep the ball right in there. So again, what you want
to do is start by just throwing it just past your head and then dropping down and when
you drop down, you should be dropping down pretty low because you need your back to be
kind of forward, your shoulder blades to be out and your neck to be up and that’s what’s
going to actually create that cup. So again, when you start off, it might hit the back
of your head and you might not get it right. So just work on throwing it up and getting
it down. See how low I am here? That’s because I threw it a little bit higher. So start doing
that and then when you start getting a little bit better, you can do where you work on juggling
like that. So again, that’s how to catch a soccer ball
on your neck. Those are kind of the fundamental tips that you need to know. So again, what
I would do is I would just go out and I would just do the toss as much as you can and just
really, really work on that. And we’re going to go over some cool stuff like how to keep
the soccer ball on your head and stuff and run all over the field but for this video,
that’s kind of the basics. So make sure that you’re going down. You’re
catching the ball. You’re creating that little cup that’s right on the back of your neck
and again oh, I lost my mic here. Stick your arms out when you do that because that’s what’s
going to actually enable it and some of the times you will notice especially if it’s windy
it’s a little bit windy out today that the ball is going to kind of be floating around
back and forth and that’s why you have your arms out. You have your arms out to kind of
balance it back to get it right back in that little spot where you need to get it. So again, that’s how to catch a soccer ball
on your neck. Don’t forget to comment, like, subscribe, do all that stuff up here, down
there. And then also if you want to check out a video of how I went from being just
an average soccer player to playing professionally as well and maybe you want some of those tips
too. You want to get to that next level. Then go ahead and click the link below the video
because you get some great tips and kind of see how I went from just being average to
playing at those levels and really taking it to being a game-changing player on the
field. So check that out and I will see you in the next video.

Antonio Breitenberg

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100 thoughts on “How To Catch A Soccer Ball On Your Neck – Learn A Cool Soccer Neck Catch

  1. Hoochie Goochie says:

    you're my last hope. can you make a real good video explaining the fundamental tips for doing around the world, and stuff close to that. I really appreciate it, if you do.

  2. Epic Soccer Training says:

    yeah I could probably swing that…I have a ton of videos to cover but I'm going to do a bunch on juggling tricks for sure…i'll add that in

  3. Will Saunders says:

    PLEASE HELP ME I need to know how to Rabona it I NEED HELP!!!!!

  4. Me Momo says:

    all of ur videos r great but I need a video for slide tackle
    thaks for great work

  5. Brethartfan96 says:

    can you send me the link bud?

  6. Epic Soccer Training says:

    yeah maybe start by just leaning over and placing the ball on your neck so you can see exactly where you should be trying to catch the ball. then work your way up to tossing it. πŸ™‚

  7. Epic Soccer Training says:

    definitely man…hope you enjoyed the soccer neck catch video too…make sure to subscribe because I definitely have that on my list of videos to do too πŸ™‚

  8. Epic Soccer Training says:

    it won't let me send an outside link on here…just click the link below the video though πŸ™‚

  9. Will Saunders says:


  10. Michelle Smolenski says:

    i cant do that but i ccan hold it on my neck, let go and hold it on my neck for a long time

  11. Epic Soccer Training says:

    anytime buddy!

  12. Epic Soccer Training says:

    oh ok awesome…so you're pretty close though

  13. TrueMotility28 says:

    do u have a vid about goal kicks like pro's do.. the long ones..

  14. Jonirac says:

    Nice video πŸ˜€

  15. Epic Soccer Training says:

    you are absolutely right on that one…have to keep your arms up

  16. Epic Soccer Training says:

    Thanks glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚

  17. Epic Soccer Training says:

    no i don't…that would really be like any kick…any pro can kick those far it really just is about technique…the same technique I teach in my course with long driven balls and then of course strengthening your legs up too so you can get more force on the ball though.

  18. Epic Soccer Training says:

    sure buddy

  19. TheUtahsurfer says:

    What kind of mic are you using?

  20. Michelle Smolenski says:

    thanks ill work on it

  21. Epic Soccer Training says:

    Just a little Lavalier mic

  22. Goldenmoab says:

    Can you do the around the world move?

  23. Carlos de la Rosa says:

    Easiest trick ever

  24. Bestteam says:

    I'm 14 living in the USA and I'm going to tryout for my high school soccer team in a month and a half. I have heard that the high school freshman coaches "only" look for fitness and of course soccer skill but most fitness. Any tips would be great thanks.

  25. Epic Soccer Training says:


  26. Epic Soccer Training says:

    fitness definitely helps out for sure…but stay subscribed to this channel for some more great tips or if you want an entire training schedule and course just click the link below the video and check that out πŸ™‚

  27. Epic Soccer Training says:

    I tried out for some club teams and got noticed actually…they told me to try out and I consistently scored goals in all their games so they wanted me to play pretty bad.

  28. Michelle Smolenski says:


  29. lalo2848 says:

    hey i like many of ur videos bt i still dont get how epic soccer training program is watched on in ipad??

  30. Epic Soccer Training says:

    it's iPad and smartphone compatible…just like watching on your computer πŸ™‚

  31. Epic Soccer Training says:

    well since Netherlands are out…i'm rooting for the underdog here…let's go Portugal

  32. Michelle Smolenski says:


  33. Epic Soccer Training says:

    who you going for now?

  34. Michelle Smolenski says:

    italy, because they are the underdogs

  35. Epic Soccer Training says:

    haha right on man…either way I hope it's a great game and has some goals in it…none of this 0-0 shootouts

  36. Michelle Smolenski says:

    IK. to many damn shootouts

  37. Epic Soccer Training says:

    yeah waaaay too many

  38. Epic Soccer Training says:

    haha ok…I love that juggling trick

  39. Epic Soccer Training says:

    true but when you get a decent keeper that won't work very well…young teams i'm sure

  40. Epic Soccer Training says:

    yeah go slow…do some neck rolls too to loosen your muscles up! But hey…great job!

  41. Epic Soccer Training says:

    just subbed you πŸ˜‰ thanks for the comment

  42. MrMegacr7 says:

    hey man could u teach me the around the world technique

  43. MrMegacr7 says:

    bad video poor skills man
    learn this from me

  44. Epic Soccer Training says:

    ha ok man

  45. Nick N says:

    1 Person failed at the trick.

  46. mrdalaq99 says:

    nice vid man!

  47. Epic Soccer Training says:

    thanks buddy!

  48. Epic Soccer Training says:

    haha Keep up the great work πŸ™‚ Thanks for the comment…that made me laugh

  49. Lb Smith says:

    you asked me to give you a comment…. here it is :)… btw i liked the video

  50. Manash Duarah says:

    matt upload some videos on some goalie skills

  51. Audrey Yun says:

    "like how to keep the soccer ball on your head and stuff"
    (fails at headstall)
    like… really?

  52. soccerallday28 says:

    i learned this trick in africa

  53. AJ Sil says:

    shut it u wastman!!its not soccer its football.or if not english spanish.futbaol

  54. Jonathan says:

    Am I the only one who still can't do this.

  55. Frazer Gayapersad says:

    Or if in german fußball.

  56. THATSNIPER007 says:

    Im in st agustine now πŸ™‚

  57. Vineet Pandya says:

    Nice example of an egg! Anyways Thumbs Up! Practicing! πŸ™‚ Great TutoriaL!
    Love and respect from India

  58. Football22 says:

    Dude come on plz do some more videos

  59. James Stephens says:

    thanks man your a life saver you are the most helpful coach that ive never seen in real life ever also can you make a video of how to rainbow!!! much appreciated

  60. allan dsouza says:

    u are great man

  61. SuperAndel11 says:

    u are great man!!!!!!!!!!

  62. Jake Singleton says:

    You are the greatest person to watch on YouTube to learn a soccer trick! You have great teaching characteristics as well as amazing soccer skills, of course! Thanks man, definitely subscribing!! πŸ™‚

  63. Miguel Pena says:

    you're like my coach but better

  64. Mitchell AKA Messi says:

    Thanks so much

  65. Commander Shepard says:

    Is it illegal to trap it like that and just run down the field with it?? lol

  66. Sol Nava says:

    I've been doing it the wrong way so thank you

  67. adil rahman says:

    How to juggle pls no vedios

  68. fares ahmed says:

    thank u my frinde

  69. Omar Akhtar says:

    Ur amazing!!!!!!!

  70. lalo2848 says:

    I wanna ask wats wrong with ur website becuz I apparently cant see the videos no longer n the page completely changed
    …..any help???

  71. Daniel Eisenbeis says:

    those cleat for sale?

  72. KoolGamesHD ! says:

    Thanks dude worked on my first time πŸ˜‰

  73. anthony ramirez says:

    You should do a video on corner kicks

  74. Generosity says:

    I heard ppl said it called p***y cup

  75. Jade Ewing says:

    Whenever I try this trick my fucking pony tail gets in the way -_-

  76. juan gonzalez says:

    Thank you

  77. Jarad Apple says:

    Great tip, thanks a lot.

  78. Johnathan Gilbert says:

    Hey um I can do it but when I do it most of the time it will hit my back. what should I do? PLEASE HELP ME OUT!!!!!

  79. Gustavo Ochoa says:

    You went to Orlando Florida ohh cool

  80. Stephen Pantinople says:

    It so hard

  81. Stephen Pantinople says:

    It so hard

  82. Universal Bot says:


  83. shalaka chandorkar says:

    it is so hard but keep trying it will work

  84. PyjamasHS says:

    Where r u!

  85. James Cook says:

    Thanks now I know how to do it boss before people used to laugh now they don't

  86. Zanu says:


  87. Piyush Mishra says:

    hi i wanna know how to actually do a free kick around 20 to 25 yards out, because its difficult to get the right power!

  88. Jake D says:

    Should you just throw the ball up then try catching it if your a beginner

  89. Jake D says:

    Don't give up never give up

  90. RM2FREESTYLE says:

    I can do it, its pretty easy but the only reason i watched this video was because it was really annoying me that sometimes i couldn't catch it in front of my friends and they would laugh at me so i wanted to see if i was doing it correctly and i'm thrilled that i was doing it properly but its just that i couldn't catch it all the time.

  91. Eduardo Cruz says:

    Can you make a video how to jugel a ball

  92. DorFreestyle says:

    thanks a lot that actually works once i watched this video

  93. Toxic says:

    Why do you always wear the same cloths

  94. Syed Shakil says:

    Thanks! You are one of the best around. Thanks Again!

  95. Muhamad Azlan says:

    just toss a ball and catch? can u do juggle and catch on neck too???

  96. n1NjaM4RC says:

    Thx for the help! I'm an expert now!!!βš½οΈβš½οΈβš½οΈβš½οΈβš½οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ½πŸ˜€

  97. Shahzad Ahmad says:

    He didn't done that by himself

  98. Amir says:

    Great control 😍

  99. Amir says:

    I have done this trick Pakistani Variation on my channel … Be sure to check it once ☺

  100. FUNdamentals says:

    thanks this was no help

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