If you’re kicking with your right, your left arm should come out away from your body. You should be leaning a little bit to the left. Leaning will allow you to have balance and for your foot to be at a better angle. Vice Versa when kicking with your left foot. Where you plant depends on if you’re bending or striking with laces.
The Goalkeeper is shown taking the kick. "X" is the player's position (If the kicker can kick farther, move the MF's & F's back) A. Start with ball in middle of Goal Box line so the other team must defend both sides. B. Ideally, use the Goalkeeper to kick or a kicker who can pass with his right or left foot.
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For a right footed kick it should be the left side of the laces, just above the instep. For a left footer it would be the right side of the laces, still above the instep. For low drives, strike the ball about half way up and lean over the ball (knee over ball).
To kick a ground pass, always turn your foot so you make contact with the ball with your inseam. For short ground passes, follow through the ball while keeping your foot close to the ground. To kick a lobbed pass, you will want to pull your body back a bit when you are taking the kick. You don’t necessary have to aim low on the ball, but you will want to hit the ball with the inside of your foot and follow through so your kicking leg ends up a few feet in the air.
The player kicks the soccer ball with the exterior (outside) of their foot and instead of landing on their kicking foot, usually skip forward due to their momentum, landing again on their standing foot.
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When players are learning, especially encourage them to focus on technique, not power. The Plant Foot (the non-kicking foot) should be Beside the ball, NOT behind the ball. That causes the toe to point down, the body is over the ball, and it stops toe kicks. Watch the Coach Doug Shooting and Kicking Video to see this.
Position one defender outside the penalty box, about even with the ball. This person is your primary target for the pass. Have another defender move over and protect the middle of the field. Finally, position a midfielder down field past the build-out line on the same side as the target defender.
Position of the Ball at a Corner Kick. At a corner kick, a player must kick the ball from one of the corner areas, or arcs, on a soccer field. Each of these corner areas is next to one of the goal lines on the field. This means that at a corner kick, a player is essentially kicking the ball from their opponent’s goal line.