How to Kick the Ball


HOW TO KICK A SOCCER BALL:
THE BASIC KICK:

Look up quickly before kicking the ball
Look back at the ball

Take a large stride.
Have the non-shooting foot land right next to the soccer ball

The player whips the striking foot back. THE PLAYER STRIKES THE SOCCER BALL WITH THE TOE POINTING DOWN AND THE BALL IS HIT WITH THE LACES. This is important that all the players learn this proper technique instead of just punting with the toe. (The toe kick is only used for kicks that are almost out of reach!)