Contact Areas Of The Foot

Discuss your training routine and techniques you are practicing
Post Reply
bobjacket
New User
Posts: 5
Joined: 28 Apr 2015, 18:37

Contact Areas Of The Foot

Post by bobjacket » 28 Apr 2015, 19:19

Hi everyone :)

Attached is my foot with annotations.

The red circle is my contact point when I strike the ball on goal; it is the arched area of the foot.

The black line is my first metatarsal from the big toe.

The blue box is the area just to the inside of the metatarsal and is, I think the hardest part of my foot, even harder than the arch. I wondered if any of the experts used this area I have highlighted to strike the ball with?

All comments welcome!

Robert

expert
Site Admin
Posts: 2402
Joined: 13 Sep 2004, 16:40

Re: Contact Areas Of The Foot

Post by expert » 29 Apr 2015, 15:39

Hey Robert, and welcome to the forums.
Sure, the blue area is good for striking the ball and for taking goal kicks.
Contact area is only half of it though. :)

bobjacket
New User
Posts: 5
Joined: 28 Apr 2015, 18:37

Re: Contact Areas Of The Foot

Post by bobjacket » 29 Apr 2015, 18:24

Thanks for the welcome. Pleased to be here!

Can I just ask you which area is used by professionals for a power strike on goal, for hitting it straight and low? Would it be on the top of the instep, or more on the side (blue area on the photo)?

Thanks,

Robert

expert
Site Admin
Posts: 2402
Joined: 13 Sep 2004, 16:40

Re: Contact Areas Of The Foot

Post by expert » 05 May 2015, 09:12

Whatever works for ya, man. :)
The instep in general is good for hard, low shots.
The blue rectangle could work too - when you lean to the side or take volleys.
I think the exact contact area is not that important as
long as you drive your ankle well and have have good coordination.

fir_nev
Sgt. I can't get enough of Asian chicks
Posts: 2175
Joined: 10 Mar 2005, 09:25
Location: Singapore
Contact:

Re: Contact Areas Of The Foot

Post by fir_nev » 06 May 2015, 01:22

Everybody has their sweet spot. I do not practise in-step cos I like to spin my shots for accuracy.
Image

bobjacket
New User
Posts: 5
Joined: 28 Apr 2015, 18:37

Re: Contact Areas Of The Foot

Post by bobjacket » 11 May 2015, 11:09

"drive your ankle well"

I've not heard that phrase before! Do you mean to bring the ankle through the ball and then through an imaginary line on to the target?

Post Reply