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How to Create a Powerful Kicking Technique

Kickers like referees may go unnoticed by remaining behind the scenes, yet they are a great asset to a football team. When called upon to make a field goal, football kickers can cast the most-wanted spell by scoring a historic goal.

Being a footballer, you can’t resist developing an explosive football kick. Your dedication and motivation are the two leading forces that coax you to learn and develop terrific and mesmerizing kicks.

Therefore, a thorough understanding of all the steps to make an excellent kick is necessary. Whether you’re a football player or learning Karate or martial arts, the accuracy of your kicks won’t leave you astray.

Here we’ll discuss only those fundamentals that will improve your understanding of how to kick the ball with game-winning power and accuracy.

Setting up your kick:

Before you start working on learning the right kicking technique, you’ll need a place to practice your kicks. A football field would go perfectly if you can get access to one.

However, if you don’t have the access to a football field, your community ground, backyard, or a public park are the possible options to start practicing your kicks.

Standing the ball on a tee:

If you’re just starting, then it is better to learn the kicking technique properly from a tee instead of learning it from the ground.

The oblong football is held upright by a tee until the kicker makes contact. Make sure the laces are directed away from you and toward your intended aim when you place the ball on the tee. The upper end of the ball should tilt slightly toward you to assist you to produce lift and propel the ball higher.

The kicking foot:

If you want to make the most accurate kick, you must use your instep to make contact with the ball.

Planting your non-kicking foot:

Never plant your standing foot behind or in front of the ball. Never!

Instead, your supporting foot should be turned outward and rooted to the ground. This will provide you a strong foundation and allow you to create more force. Keep your knee slightly bent as you prepare for the football kick to keep your lower body and core stable.

Never plant your support leg far away from the ball to prevent losing power and losing balance.

Finding your approach:

It has been observed that field goals require a shorter approach, however, the pros think never change your approach while making a chip shot kick or a field goal. There is no single ideal number of steps that would determine you’re going to make an explosive kick. Experiment with several run-ups to see which one works best for you.

From a safe distance, take a few running strides toward the ball. It’s ideal to run in a little arc position, approaching from behind and slightly to one side. Keep your head down and your gaze fixed on the ball at all times.

Once you get the hang of your run-up, remember it, and do the same every time to make an explosive kick. Learn. Practice. Repeat until it becomes your second nature.

Winding up your kicking leg:

After planting your support leg and finding your suitable approach, you need to draw your leg back quickly. Keep your knee bent and raise your arms to maintain your balance.

Keep your body posture in alignment and don’t pull your leg too far.

The right way to strike the ball:

Every kicker has his style, all you need to do is to know yours. The world’s first-class kickers have their peculiar styles. Some prefer to kick with the toe or some with the front of the foot.

After knowing how to improve the kicking technique, you should also learn where to kick the ball rightfully to make it an effective kick.

Hit the ball about one-third of the way up from the bottom. Once the ball leaves the tee or the ground, lift it with your toe with force to give it your desired height.

Finding the sweet spot when kicking:

The bottom third of the football field is the optimum place to kick it. Alternatively, move approximately an inch below the football’s center. This is because it gives you the most distance while simultaneously providing you the most height on a kick.

A football has four panels, but when you kick the ball, make sure you kick the panel opposite your kicking leg.

Keeping the upper body straight:

The most effective approach to increase your height and distance while maintaining a straight follow-through lies in maintaining a great tall posture with your back straight and shoulders back and down.

The lower body should carry out the majority of the kicking technique, including the follow-through. The purpose of your upper body is to give stability and control.

Crunching severely affects a kicker’s ability to kick the football and follow through to completion. As a result, they stop short of where they should be able to go with their leg.

This results in a shorter and more awkward follow-through on your field goals restricting height, power, and distance.

How to improve the strength of your kicks:

Once you learn the ways to improve your football kick, you must work on improving the power, speed, and strength of your kicks.

Football is a power play and you must do strength exercises such as heavy squats and bench press.

Do exercises to make you bigger, taller, and stronger. Practice as much as you can to get better day by day.

You can find a lot of exercises and drills to improve your muscular power. Go for finding the ways adopted by kicking coaches and veteran kickers to follow their footprints.

Final say:

It doesn’t matter what sport or position you play, if you do it rightfully, you can earn a good reputation as a kicker.

Just muster up enough strength and maintain a dignified posture before kicking the ball, and the road to triumph is no longer out of your reach.

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Bella Thomas

Bella is a tech-savvy writer and content marketer who has a knack for creating interesting stories and writing compelling blog posts.