Tips for taking Penalty Kicks?

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Tips for taking Penalty Kicks?

Post by RMCFKevin » 28 Oct 2008, 22:20

Hi,

Does anybody have any good tips for taking penalty kicks? You want to strike the ball cleanly like any other shot with power? Any help appreciated thanks!

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Post by INTER1908 » 28 Oct 2008, 22:35

Use the inside of your foot and just relax.

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Post by NewBornProdigy » 28 Oct 2008, 22:45

Penalties Five Rules

First Rule:
Pick a spot and stick with it.
With you mind made up put everything into getting the shot as good as possible.
Changing your mind will only seed doubt in you mind.

Second Rule:
A hard shot is good, but not if its wide.
Concentrate on hitting the side netting, because thats the point furthest away from the keeper.

Third Rule:
Only when your accuracy is flawless and consistent should you dare trying tricks like deception or power.
There are many ways of deciving a keeper the general idea is to make him dive the wrong way.
If you can try put yourself in the keepers shoes and think 'what does he expect me to do'
When adding power to your shot you do not want to sacrifice any accuracy, power comes through good contact and follow through, with practice so does accuracy

Fourth Rule:
When Striking the you want to have total control over how you strike it.
Most players have a favored technique that they are most comfortable with using.
Whichever one is yours you should use that, so you don't need to worry about the technical side of trying to hit the ball right

Fifth Rule:
Its a battle of the nerves, but try your best to calm yourself down, the keeper is under no pressure to save the kick, but you are under pressure to score and you will feel it.
Come up with a routine (eg. a certain run up) that you are familiar with to help you relax and concentrate on the kick.
Since taking penalties is all about who is more mentally confident, you should practice until your technique is flawless and can score them with no pressure consistently.
So when the pressures on you aren't crushed into a mistake by pressure

Hope all that helps
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Post by Middleman13 » 28 Oct 2008, 23:48

Pick a spot

Shoot

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Post by INTER1908 » 29 Oct 2008, 00:24

Prodigy did you write that up yourself of did you copy and paste from somewhere? Lol you blew my tip away.

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Post by NewBornProdigy » 29 Oct 2008, 00:51

wrote it myself :D
but i just made it sound really complicated

your tip is all you really need

relax and kick :wink:

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Post by RMCFKevin » 29 Oct 2008, 14:15

Thanks alot for your tips guys!!!

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Post by paev14 » 29 Oct 2008, 16:42

If you have enough confidence in your technique you could just watch the goalkeeper. Let him choose a direction and put the ball in the opposite one. It works surprisingly succesful, but requires fast mind. I am not good at taking those kind of penalties , but a friend of mine uses these tips and he has never missed penalties yet.

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Post by neoExodus » 29 Oct 2008, 17:04

Thats the way the guys in our avatars do them. :D
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Post by NewBornProdigy » 29 Oct 2008, 17:37

paev14 wrote:If you have enough confidence in your technique you could just watch the goalkeeper. Let him choose a direction and put the ball in the opposite one. It works surprisingly succesful, but requires fast mind. I am not good at taking those kind of penalties , but a friend of mine uses these tips and he has never missed penalties yet.
ah one of the hardest deception skills

the trick is to practice side footing the ball into the corners without looking at it, then as you get better, stare at the keeper and walk really slowly up to the ball. as you get closer shape up for a shot while still watching the keeper
as soon as he moves hit for the other corner

its hard but it just takes practice

Eric Cantona is a genius at these and he never missed a penalty while playing in england

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Post by INTER1908 » 29 Oct 2008, 20:12

Lol I would end up walking up to the ball and I would kick into the corner I was supposed to but it would be all piddly..The goalkeeper would just walk over and pick it up ha.

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Post by flyhigh19 » 02 Nov 2008, 05:23

Okay, so where do you guys look when taking a penalty? Example: Do you stare the keeper down the entire time? Do you guys look at the opposite way? Do you guys look at the ball?

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Post by INTER1908 » 02 Nov 2008, 06:18

I look at the ball.

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Post by NewBornProdigy » 02 Nov 2008, 14:50

i place the ball down stare at the keeper, give him the eyes in one direction that i will probably go, depending on if i'm trying the cantona deception thing or just picking a spot and hitting it, i stare at him until my support foot reaches the ball, then i look down if i'm trying to place it in a corner
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Post by infectted » 09 Nov 2008, 12:06

Use your instep, pick a spot

try not to look at either side in an attempt to trick the keeper, usually ends up tricking yourself

Look at the ball and 1 step away glance at the goal (:

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