Soccer Shooting Tip

By Lulu Dyasi

When sending a driven ball towards a target, there are many things that are frequently overlooked. Follow these simple steps to make sure every ball goes exactly where you intended.

1) Your planted foot should be pointed toward the target.

2) Your planted leg should be slightly bent. This will allow you to generate power in the kicking foot.

3 The kicking foot should be flexed with the ankle locked.

4) Strike the ball with the instep or laces.

5) After striking the ball, your kicking foot should land first.  This will transfer the energy from your planted foot all the way through the ball towards your target.