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

Uploaded by EpicSoccerTraining on 18.06.2012

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,
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
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