Soccer players must have the ability to kick with power, consistency, distance, and accuracy, while maintaining control over the height, speed, and positioning of the ball. Kicking requires great balance, body control, and strength to be successful on the soccer field.
The Myosource Kinetic Bands are a great tool for soccer kick training, working the muscles in the legs, hips, and core without limiting a player's movements. The resistance bands will increase a soccer player's speed, strength, flexibility, balance, body control, agility, and range of motion, allowing them to kick the ball with more power and accuracy.
Inside Kicks are performed when the ball is kicked with the inside of the soccer player's foot. When performing this kick, a soccer player places the supporting foot to the side of the ball and uses the inside of the striking foot to send the ball in the intended direction. Inside Kicks aim to produce smooth kicks and are most often used for short passes to a player's teammate.
Outside Kicks are performed when the ball is kicked with the outside of the soccer player's foot. When performing this kick, a soccer player places the supporting foot to the side of the ball and uses the outside of the striking foot to send the ball in the intended direction. This kick also aims to produce smooth kicks for short passes to a player's teammate and is commonly used to get around an opposing player in a head-on confrontation.
Instep Kicks are performed when a soccer player uses the laces or the top part of the striking foot to kick the ball. These kicks involve building momentum and kicking the ball explosively. Instep Kicks can be used to send the ball traveling far distances down the field to make long passes to a teammate or a shot at the goal. When performing an Instep Kick, the soccer player should focus on getting the toes under the ball for better height, distance, and accuracy. It is important for a player to only use the top of the foot while kicking the ball and not the toes. When a player uses the toes, instead of the top of the foot, there will not be enough power and control behind the kick, giving the opposing team an easier chance to take possession of the ball.