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Soccer Shooting Methods

All of the great soccer players have their own soccer shooting methods. It is a style that they have developed after years of practice which has been refined during many tough competitive games. I can say with certainty that it took some time for each great soccer shooter (finisher) to craft their soccer shooting methods.

To developed good soccer shooting methods, a proper placement of your non-kicking foot and a proper swing of your kicking foot are essential.

Placement of the Non-kicking Foot

One of the most, if not the most, vital aspect of developing superb shooting methods is the placement of your non-kicking foot. The position of the non-kicking foot will definitely determined where the ball goes and in what direction that it goes.

The proper placement of the non-kicking foot is parallel (next to) the ball. Placing your non-kicking foot next to the ball will ensure that you get a good strike of the ball.

If the non-kicking foot is place behind the ball, you will have to reach or stretch for the ball. By reaching for the ball your body has natural tendency to lean backwards. Having your body in this "leaning backwards" position, the ball will be kicked up into the air instead of low on the ground.

On the other hand, if the non-kicking foot is place in front of the ball, the ball will be driven into the ground. This action can result in your toes being hurt by the ball is being driven down to the ground.

Another aspect that is vital to develop good soccer shooting methods is the direction of the toes of the non-kicking foot.

Pointing the toes of the non-kicking foot to the right will result in the ball going to the right of your body (right of your target). The same is true if you point the toes of the non-kicking foot to the left. This will resulting in the ball going to the left of your body (left of your target).

Proper Swing of your Kicking Foot

In addition to the placement of the non-kicking foot, you will need to practice to properly swing the kicking for a good connection with the ball.

As you approach the ball, swing your foot back at about a thirty degree angle. The swing of your leg should not be at a ninety degree angle. In contrast, the swing of your leg should not be a five degree angle either as this will result in a toe punt - a type of shot (kick) that can be very effect when perfected.

Practice swinging through the ball with your foot. Do not swing your kicking foot then stab the ball with your foot as you make contact. Following through the ball will help to get power to your soccer shooting methods.

Each player’s soccer shooting methods is unique and rightfully so. You don't need to shoot like everyone else but the fundamentals of developing your own methods are the same for all players, the placement of the non-kicking foot and the swing of the kicking foot.

Mastering these two techniques, the placement of the non-kicking foot and the swing of the kicking foot, will put you on your way to develop your very own unique soccer shooting style.


Street Talk

Cena  

I play soccer during my weekend. Still no power behind my shooting. And I no longer young lol, just get the sweat out and have fun. But I have create a formation that suit low level soccer during friendly match that can produce result. But I just want my boys to have fun on the pitch. Your article on shooting is great! :)

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  about 8 years ago

Hi Cena... Thanks for enjoying my article. Playing soccer is a great way to get out and have fun while getting a work out. Shooting the soccer ball with power comes with constant practice. But before the "power" it is good to develop the proper techniques for kicking the ball. And if you have a formation that is working for you, stick with it and just scale it up. Continue to have fun.

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  about 8 years ago
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