How To Kick A Soccer Ball – 3 Soccer Kicks You Must Know

How To Kick A Soccer Ball – 3 Soccer Kicks You Must Know


Hey guys. Matt here from Epic Soccer Training.
I want to take you through a lesson that’s basic. It’s how to kick a soccer ball. OK. So there’s a few type of kicks that we
can do but I want to teach you kind of the three basic fundamental kicks that everybody
should know. You should be able to do them with your right foot and your left foot as
well. So let me take you through some of those and kind of give you the fundamentals of how
to do them properly. You want to make sure that you actually have
the correct form because a lot of people always ask me playing professional soccer, How did
you actually get that rocket hard shot? I’m a pretty small guy. And one of them is just
having the correct form and knowing where to actually kick the ball and a lot of coaches
don’t really teach you this. So I want to kind of give you the basics of how to do it. So I’m going to go here and the first one
that we’re going to go over is just a basic pass and what you want to do with the pass,
you want to remember, is you’re going to be kicking with the inside of your foot. Most
of you are righty. If you’ve been watching my videos, you know I’m a lefty. So again, what you want to do for you righties
is you want to kick the ball at the base of your foot. A lot of times, where people make
the biggest mistake is they kick the ball more on the end here and that’s what you want
to do for more of a chip which we will get to in a second. But what you want to do is
you want to hit it at the base of your ankle because not only is there more surface area
but you have more power because it’s where your foot can actually lock in place. So what you want to do is you just want to
lock your ankle and you just kind of want to drive through. Don’t just hit the ball
and stop but get your foot in and really drive through. So let me show you one right here.
When I kick it to Chas is you want to put your foot up, lock it and follow through and
it should just be a good one on the ground. And again, we can get some loft too but we’re
going to work on that one in the second one. So here you go, Chas. I can’t wait to see
the comments for this guy. OK. So again, if you’re going right-footed here, so you guys
can see, you’re going to lock your ankle up and you’re just going to drive through. So
I give it a nice, little a lot of torque, a lot of quick so hit it at the base of your
ankle. Here you go, Chas. So again, that’s one of your basic passes.
It’s going to be very effective and it’s going to leave your teammate with an easier ball
to track. Now the next one, here you go. The next one
I want to teach you is going to be just a basic chip and that’s where we’re going down
the foot more to where you’re getting to it’s like a golf motion. You want to go underneath
the ball and just kind of sweep underneath and you want to do that more with your toes. So as I come through, you want to be on the
inside part of the ball whereas when we did a pass, your foot is completely behind the
ball and the ankle. See? Your pass is going to be right there. Your chip is going to just
be kind of swiped underneath like a golf club. So again and one of the easiest ways to do
that is to actually take your foot and instead of leaving it flat, you actually want to kind
of tilt your foot up a little bit and lean back so you can really get under it kind of
like a golf club. So again, I’m going to kind of do a quick
chip for you. So again, when I do a chip, I like to chip on the very inside of the ball
and you want to just lean back, drive through it and you will get that little backspin.
And again, you know you have one of the better chips. That one had a little bit of curve
which when you want to start getting into bending a ball, you’re going to start seeing
the spin go this way. Let me see the ball, Chas. But until then, what you want to do to get
a nice ball let me actually see if I can chip it up top is you want to just drive through
and just get a plain backspin. See how it’s just going basically backwards? That’s what
you want to do. So the third one that we want to do is going
to be a driven shot. See that one too? And what you want to do with the shot is OK, so
just to recap, we have the ball here. That’s a pass. On the inside, that’s more of that
backwards chip that we want to get. When you’re doing a regular shot and you want to drive
through it and get the most power possible, what you want to do is plant your foot a little
bit out wide because what that’s going to do is when you come through because you’re
going to want to stay and keep your knee over top of the ball and you still want to go more
towards the inside of the ball. And again when you get into the Epic Soccer Training
Course, I’m going to teach you absolutely how to do this where you can get the hardest
shot that you possibly can. But what you want to do is kick on the inside
of the ball and really drive through it. So I’m just going to do a light one here so you
can see. But lean forward. Kick it on the inside of the ball and then as you if you
want to keep going up more, just go up on the ball. So that’s just a light one right
there but you really want to stay back, lock your ankle. Hit it more on the inside of your
foot right here because that’s going to be the most power and the most surface area as
well. Let me see that. So again, I want you to work
on those three things. Work on them with both feet. That’s a lot of the problem with most
people is they don’t work on them with both feet. Work on getting in the corners. And again, so those are the three basics.
I’m going to have more tricks where you can do different kicks, all that type of stuff
but until then, go through those and then also don’t forget to comment, like, subscribe.
Let me know what you guys want to learn. I’m here for you guys. So, also just rate. Do
whatever you guys do and I will come by and personally answer them for you. And if you
want to get more information about how I went from just being an average soccer player to
actually becoming an All-American and playing professional soccer player, just click the
link below the video right now and you will see a great video I did for you. All right.
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