How to Improve Your Soccer Shooting Skills

Body control is crucial when training to shoot goals in soccer. Build quick twitch muscle contractions and reactions by training with resistance that does not restrict movement. Soccer players will benefit greatly by practicing their soccer shooting in the Myosource Kinetic Bands, which are easy to use, lightweight, and inexpensive.

Shooting the ball is one of the most thrilling skills for soccer players. Soccer goal shooting drills are used to improve form and technique, as well as muscle strength and power. The Myosource Kinetic Bands are a great tool for practicing just like a soccer player wants to play in a game. Soccer players who put on the Myosource Kinetic Bands to practice shooting will gain muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and stamina.

Types of Soccer Shots

There are a variety of soccer shots that players use when shooting at the goal. Soccer players must learn the importance of when to use a certain type of shooting skill in a particular situation. Some of the most well known soccer shots are deep shots, long shots, short shots, wide shots, tap shots, and power shots. 

Volley Shooting

Volleys are some of the most difficult shots and are very hard for goalkeepers to stop from entering the goal. These are the exciting shots that soccer players take when striking the soccer ball in the air or on the bounce instead of while dribbling. When attempting a volley, it is important the soccer players remember to plant their foot at their target and not to lean back. As in any shot, soccer players should keep their ankle locked and follow through on their leg swing. Also, players should slightly bend their knees and square up to the soccer ball.

Instep Shooting

An instep shot is when the soccer player strikes the ball with the top of the foot, where the soccer cleat shoelaces are, while locking the ankle and pointing the toe. This is a soccer shooting skill that will manufacture power so the ball will travel a good distance.

Chip Shooting

The chip shot is when the soccer player puts a lift on the ball so it travels up and over the opposing player. This is a shot that is often used by soccer players when going one-on-one with the goalkeeper. The problem with this particular type of shooting skill is if the chip shot is to powerful then control of the ball can be easily lost. However, if the soccer ball is not struck hard enough then it will most likely go right to the opposing player as well.

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