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This will give you a basic layout of how to strike a soccer ball so that it has power and accuracy.

Step 1: Before striking the ball.

Obviously, make sure you have proper shoes on (preferably soccer cleats) and be sure you're kicking the ball at something like a wall or a goal so you dont have to run and get it everytime.

Place your ball where you want to strike it from. Stand behind the ball so that you are facing the target that you are aiming at. Now, take about 3 steps straight backwards. If you are right foot dominated, take one step to the left. If you are left foot dominated, take a step to the right.

Step 2: Before striking the ball

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Now for the most important part. Once you are lined up behind the ball, take quick strides that are about the same size as the ones you took when walking backwards.

On your last stride, you want you non kicking foot to be "planted" right next to the ball. As soon as your non kicking foot hits the ground, your kicking leg should bend at the knee so that you heel almost touches your behind. Lock your ankle so that your foot is flat and forms a straight line with your shin.

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i've always wanted to know wich part of the foot should touch the ball because back in elementary school , i used to kick with my toes but people said it was wrong so wich part of the foot should contact the ball?
Where you strike the ball and what part of your foot you strike with will depend on what type of kick you are trying. For the purpose of this kick you will want to strike the ball in the center using your laces. There are several other types of kicks which require adjustments to this basic kick.
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for football kickers 3 steps back and 1 or 2 steps left is good... but for soccer players you want to step like 5 or 6 steps back and about 2 or 3 steps to the side
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so what part of your foot is suppose to be hitting the ball? is there any other way you can hit it? I think you have to expand on everything a bit. (not that i know how to kick one perfect)
FrozenPhyre (author)  s6666666666665 years ago
Oh I'm sorry. I forgot to make that clear. You do NOT want to use your toe. It can lead to injury and it isn't very accurate. You want to use the top of your foot. Try to swing straight through the ball. I hope that anwsers your question. If not, just say so