How to Kick a Soccer Ball with Power

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Soccer coach Tamir Linhart demonstrates how to kick a soccer ball with power.

    Tamir Linhart: Hi, I am Tamir Linhart owner of Golden Boot Soccer and I am going to teach you today, how to score goals in soccer. Once we have got into a scoring position, now it's time to learn how to put the soccer ball in the back of the net. I am going to teach you first how to shoot the ball with power. There are many ways of striking the ball, today I am going to focus really on the most basic technique of striking the soccer ball.

    First, you want to approach the ball in an angle. You are going to run as fast as you can towards the ball, take a quick look at the goalkeeper and see where they are. We want to place the non-kicking foot, right next to the ball and point your toes towards your target. You knee got to be bend over and now you want to take your foot, your leg all the way up here. Once you get here, you want to swing your foot as fast as you can to get more power. Once you swing your foot forward, you want to punch your toes down and lock your ankle. When you hit the ball, you want to hit it in the middle of the ball, so you want to lift your toes, your foot up a little bit, make contact with the ball and continue with your shot, all the way up, follow through.

    In order not to stop your follow through, you want to hop with your opposite foot and lean on your kicking foot. That's how you strike the ball with power. Again many other technique for finishing, this is the one that will generate the most power in soccer.