Soccer Tips To Improve Your Game
Player Tip #1:
To kick the ball
with power, extend your leg from the knee, not the hip.
It is also helpful to lift the arm on the non-kicking
side to help you keep your balance. And as always,
remember to follow through toward your target.
|Player Tip #2:
The Wall Pass (or "Give and Go")
The wall pass is probably the simplest way to exploit a "numbers-up" 2-on-1 situation. It is easy to learn and easy to execute. Even though the animation below is way over-simplified and may not run smoothly on some slower computers, it should serve to demonstrate the basics of how to execute a wall pass. Our hope is that both players and their parents will view this page and talk about the soccer concepts demonstrated here.
the light-green circles. These are the "open space"
areas on the field that the forwards are running towards
and passing to. Watch the sequence of events:
(Courtesy of BYS)
Player Tip #3:
Looking at the
goalkeepers position before you shoot will let you
know where to kick the ball. When you are in front of
goal, think about how you can pass the ball
behind the goalkeeper. The inside and outside of the foot
are more accurate passing surfaces, while the instep
provides more power. The ball can also be curled past the
goalkeeper by making contact with the inside or outside
of the ball, or lifted over the goalkeeper if they have
come out too far.
Player Tip #4:
To dribble with
more comfort and speed, turn the toes of your kicking leg
down and in. This will allow you
to contact the ball with the top and outside of your
instep. Practice close dribbling by touching
the ball on every step with your dribbling leg. Change
direction and dribbling foot frequently.
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