Shooting guide

Discuss your training routine and techniques you are practicing
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Post by Kakasgotskillz » 16 May 2007, 19:52

I understand this stuff (I've read it over and over again), but when I do the actual thing, I can't seem to grasp the idea. I think it's because of my follow through. When I follow through (even if the ball is gonna dip), I create a topspin or a curl and the ball doesn't stay low. Please elaborate on your idea of "low follow through".

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Post by EnSoUl » 19 May 2007, 01:16

like instead of following through 'high up' as you'd say, like lifting your leg above your hips, just make an effort to follow through straight and keep your kicking leg down, or I suggest kicking/shooting/whatever like keepers do, with no follow through, as they demonstrate you can still get alot of power from oit
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Post by Foxmero » 19 May 2007, 02:00

eithar

a. your feet isnt on an angle so you hit the floor

b. when i say followthrough i mean your almost lifting the ball but not really your just putting height. If you want power you dont followup like keepers but note that it will have bad height. If you want to have power and highet you do a mix of both of them.

look at Henry he is following through

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT5mU-Fz ... ed&search=

did you see how his foot followed through as if hes kicking air or there is not ball at all thats how it should be like
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Post by Kakasgotskillz » 21 May 2007, 14:15

That wasn't really the video that you're trying to express. I'm trying to follow through so that the ball does not spin or spins as little as possible (because even when I hit the ball directly in the middle, my follow through causes it to spin anyways). That video of Henry's freekick was kinda like what I do on a shot (and of course on a freekick because we all like the ball to curl into the corners on a freekick).

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Post by Foxmero » 21 May 2007, 14:37

if you want a straighter shot lower the angle your coming from
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Post by Mercury » 21 May 2007, 17:44

Trying to give a little help...

To make sure your instep shot doesn't spin, your follow through must be upwards in the direction of the balls (straight) path. I'.m not sure but it seem that ankle movement is important too, an upwards flick in the same direction helps the follow through.

This is based on experience, pardon any inaccuracies.

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Post by born2skate » 23 May 2007, 21:01

that is a very nice guide!!!
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Post by DismembermenT » 29 May 2007, 04:42

no matter what i do i cannot shoot with my instep i have long toes that are webbed i've tried toes pushed down into the shoe curled up i can't figure it out

they do come in handy for crossing tho

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Post by Evan » 30 May 2007, 15:48

is ur foot at a 45 degree angle???
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Post by Kakasgotskillz » 30 May 2007, 19:56

are u leaning outwards so that your whole foot can make contact with the ball? is your supporting foot 3-6 inches away from the ball? is your supporting foot beside the ball, behind it, or infront of the ball? how do u follow through?

You gotta tell us more about your situation before you actually ask.

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Post by Soccer4Life » 31 May 2007, 02:24

Nice guide! It's given me some ideas for my routine, and I liked the drills :wink:

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Post by Real_Zidane » 31 May 2007, 14:25

Very nice. It doesn't actually cover the steps in an instep drive (we already have enough of those at EF) BUT it adds some unique things that we don't have on EF. Good job!
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