Football Technique

  • Demba Ba: Hit the target every time

    Demba Ba: Hit the target every time

    Having started the season with a bang, Besiktas’s trigger-happy Senegalese striker shares his essential finishing tips with FFT – so you too can show no mercy in front of goal

  • Play that killer pass

    Play that killer pass

    Top the assist charts with defence-splitting schooling from Chelsea’s Brazilian boy wonder

  • Shoot, rebound, tap-in

    Shoot, rebound, tap-in

    Punish the goalkeeper’s wet weather handling, thanks to this drill from the Nike Academy’s head coach, Jimmy Gilligan

  • Four steps to striking the perfect free-kick

    Four steps to striking the perfect free-kick

    Make ’em all count with tips from Brazilian specialist Juninho Pernambucano

  • Rise above the attack

    Rise above the attack

    The secret to a thumping defensive header? Timing, bravery and agility, insists Rio Ferdinand

  • Ashley Young's shooting drill

    Ashley Young's shooting drill

    Improve the accuracy of your finishing with this drill from the Manchester United and England wide boy

  • Take control of the game

    Take control of the game

    Want to upgrade your reaction speed and put the ball under your spell? We've got just the drill

  • Hit the target every time

    Hit the target every time

    Introduce this drill to your training sessions and you'll be shooting with deadly accuracy come game day, says the Nike Academy's head coach, Jimmy Gilligan

  • Finish at speed

    Finish at speed

    Boost your top speed and finish in a flash, with this drill from the Nike Academy's head coach, Jimmy Gilligan

  • Develop a deft first touch

    Develop a deft first touch

    Stop the ball dead and pick out a team-mate with this drill from the Nike Academy's head coach, Jimmy Gilligan