Creating Spin or Swerve in Soccer Shots 
Creating Spin or Swerve in Soccer Shots
by eHow / Mark Wilson
Video Lecture 5 of 7
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Date Added: July 14, 2009

Lecture Description

In this video lesson, Expert Mark Wilson teaches how to fool the goalie by putting spin or swerve on the soccer ball.

Transcript: MARK WILSON: "Hi! I'm Mark Wilson from United Soccer Academy. We are here today with Expert Village and we are going to take a look at shooting the soccer ball, and more specifically how we create swerve on the ball. By looking at the soccer ball here, we want to make contact. If we think of the soccer ball as having a equator, we want to try strike the ball across the other side of the ball to allow the ball to spin. So it starts in old say traditionally and comes in, and it is a very deceitful shoot to fool the defenders. If we show that on the ground, our toes are pointed down, we place our non kicking foot beside the ball, and as we come through, we actually make contact on the outside of the ball with our toe pointed down, locked ankles to spin the ball away. Let's show that with our demonstrators. So just to recap, creating swerve on the soccer ball is used to try and send the goalkeeper one way and have the ball finishing the other. We create spin on the ball by striking towards the outside of the ball with a locked ankle, our toes pointed down, and we follow through to create a spin, so traditionally the ball starts moving outward and then bends inwards. And that is swerving the soccer ball."

Course Index

Course Description

In this beginner soccer skills video series, Soccer Expert Mark Wilson gives 7 video lessons on How To Kick a Soccer Ball. Get ball shooting tips and moves to improve your game. This expert soccer coach will show you how to shoot with power, how to do a header, how to swerve, how to shoot a tight angle shot and more.


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