Hi, my name is Guillermo Gomez, I coach soccer.
And today I’m going to explain to you how you can improve the power in your shot, so
how to kick the ball with power, o.k. So basically you want to first of all pay close attention
on your supporting foot, the landing foot. That foot comes right next to the ball, about
six inches away, o.k. You want to lock your ankles, toes pointing down. You want your
knee over the ball and bring your chest forward as you kick it. So you combine both movements,
leg and upper body movement together, both going forward. Now that’s how you kick a ball.
How do we add the power to that shot? Well, what I’m going to explain might sound a little
funny or might not make sense, but it’s actually, if you watch soccer games, you can, if you
observe it, what I’m going to explain is how most players do it. Which is basically as
you took the shot, you’re actually landing first with the foot that you kicked the ball.
And why is that? The reason you want to do that is because you’re not using just the
strength of your leg, you’re actually using your body mass to power that ball, to transfer
that energy from your body to the soccer ball. O.k., so basically what you do is you come
right at a side angle, you come running to the ball, point your toes down, bend your
knees, you’re going to hit the ball right about the middle, so concentrate on that.
Look at the ball. You already know in your head where the ball is going to go. The swing
of the ball, it’s a quick swing, don’t bring your leg back too much. You kick the ball
and as you kick the ball you are using your upper body mass so that you can transfer that
energy to the ball. Land with your kicking foot first, so that you can push the ball
forward transferring that energy to it. o.k., This takes a little bit of practice. You can
do it without the ball first. Practice landing on your kicking foot first, and then once
you feel comfortable with it, grab a soccer ball and see if you can duplicate that as
well, O.k. So, if you want to get some power in it, have fun with it, go to the park with
your friends and take some shots to go.