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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Teach Your Players How to Strike the Ball!

When shooting it's important for young players to learn how to strike the ball using their instep. Here are a few pointers for your players to strike the ball with accuracy and power:

  • When striking, the body should be over the ball and the eyes should be focused on the ball.
  • The supporting foot in planted next to the ball, pointed in the direction of the target.
  • Ankle should be locked with the toes pointed down.
  • Strike the ball with the instep, or "the laces," of the foot.
  • Leg should follow through the kick toward the target.

Watch thisFOX Sports 1 video to get the full step-by-step tutorial!


Coaching Plan: Striker Lines

Want your strikers to drive balls into the back of the net just like Saurez, Lewandowski or Griezmann?

Try out a plan that focuses on in-step shooting.This training plan, will guide you through a technical warm-up, two activities and will end in a small-sided match that will help your players improve their skills.

Are you at a loss for training ideas? Want to try something new, but don't know where to begin? Check out one of the many training plans featured in theAYSO National Coaching Program manuals.

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