In a soccer match the ball is moving when the players receive it, so when they're working on soccer drills for long kicking passes make sure the ball is moving to make coaching sessions more match-like and training more effective.
Long kicking technique
Soccer (football) coaching drill for long kicking:
- Push the ball to the side, slightly in front of the body.
- Put the non-kicking foot next to the ball
- Kick through the centre of the ball.
Key soccer coaching tip
To kick it long along the floor, you don’t need to follow through after striking the ball. Instead, strike it sharply and stop your follow through just after hitting it.
Tony Carr is the Academy Director of West Ham United in the English Premier League. You can get his Smart Sessions soccer coaching plans delivered to your inbox every week by clicking here.
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