Soccer coaching skills session for the overhead kick

The skill to the overhead kick is all about balance and technique.

Get those right and you may have a chance of kicking the ball cleanly. It’s not an easy skill to perfect but your players will have a great deal of fun trying to do it.

Practise it on soft ground to prevent your players injuring their backs, but don’t let them overdo it.

How to practise it

  • Players throw a ball in the air.
  • Jump up using the kicking foot as a spring.
  • Then bring the kicking foot up and hands down to break fall.
  • They need to twist their bodies so they don’t land on their backs.

This session originally appeared in Soccer Coach Weekly.

For more soccer coaching tips and products visit Soccer Coaching Club.