General Q & A about Kicking in SoccerIn this part I will list some of the frequent questions I receive about soccer kicking! Let's dig into it immediately!
Q: What is the most important thing in order to kick a ball far away?A: In order to kick a ball far away there are 6 things you need to keep in mind:
- Position of your ankle.
- Kicking leg position.
- Position of your knee.
- Distance of your supporting leg.
- Direction of your supporting foot.
- Position of your body.
Q: If I have big leg muscles, will I be able to kick a ball far away?
A: Bigger muscles will help you kick the ball harder. However, the most important thing is to know how to kick a ball properly.
Q: Will I score more goals with a more powerful soccer kick?
A: Well, having a powerful soccer kick is important. However, it is not necessary for scoring more goals. If you want to increase your scoring stats you need to find the best solution during a scoring opportunity.
Q: How long time will it take to get a powerful soccer kick?
A: This is impossible to answer as every soccer player is unique. However, if you practice every day and really put big effort in learning how to kick a ball properly then you will soon or later achieve your goals.
Q: What types of soccer kick are there?
A: Well, the most common kicking techniques are; volley, half volley, instep, half-instep, outside, inside and a special one called bicycle kick.
Q: Do I need expensive soccer shoes in order to kick the ball hard?A: The price of your soccer shoes has nothing to do with your kicking. It doesn't matter how expensive your shoes are if you don't know how to kick the ball properly. You can purchase top of the line shoes but your kick will still be the same as before. The magic comes from lots of practice and effort!
Q: Why do I need to practice on my non-kicking foot?A: By practicing on your non-kicking foot you will be able to score more goals! This also helps you avoid natural weaknesses. If you build up one foot and don't build up the other, you're going to have a weak side.
Q: How often do I need to practice to improve my soccer kick?A: Well, every soccer player is unique and it is therefore impossible to say how long time you will need to spend on the field in order to learn how to kick a ball properly. However, I know by experience that the more practice you put in, the better your kicks will be over time.
Whether you're a total newbie or you've been playing for years, it never hurts to get more information.
Yet don't just stop at reading - incorporate all of the information you get into your practice sessions.
That's the best way to make sure that you aren't going to be lagging behind the rest of the team!