1 -- You can use any part of the foot to kick the ball, although kicking with the toe is not encouraged. For passing within short distances, use the inside of the foot.

Stand approximately six to nine feet from a fence or wall and play the ball against it. Control the rebound by using the inside of the foot. Don't let the ball get away; try to keep close control.

Continue to practice stroking the ball, and develop good balance and a fluid movement. Now try using the other foot.

Progress into continuous passing.

2 -- On a reasonably flat area, pass the ball with a friend. Practice kicking with different parts of the feet and vary the distance.

Controlling bouncing balls will be difficult, but all parts of the body can be used except the arms and hands.

Don't strain to get distance. As in hitting a golf ball, timing is very important. The kicking foot and leg should be firm on impact with the ball. Added power comes from the ""snapping'' action from the knee on down. For balance and style, follow through on your kicks and arms out.

When you become more proficient, place yourselves about ten yards apart and, while jogging up the field, practice inside-of-the-foot push passing.

3 -- Make two small goals (balls or coats will do for goalposts) maybe 15 to 20 yards apart and you are ready for a game of one on one.

This type of practice is excellent for improving individual skills and quickness. The constant action is a good conditioner.

On defense, place your body between your opponent with the ball and your own goal. Delay his progress by "jockeying" him.

Offensively, keep close control of the ball and try to create an opportunity to score. Usually this is done by dribbling the ball past your opponent. Practice different methods of doing this. Improvise.