In this video lesson, Expert Mark Wilson teaches how to strike with your laces to maximize power when kicking a 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 the mechanics of shooting a soccer ball. The first thing that we are going to look at, we are going to look how we shoot a soccer ball maximizing power. When we do this we strike using our laces. Let me just demonstrate with a stationary ball here. Our non kicking foot is placed to save the ball, and we have our arm out here, our knee over the ball, and as we follow through our toes pointed down, we strike through the middle of the ball, and we line on the kicking foot. It is important and we will just show that again, it is important that we follow through, because that is where our power comes from. So again non kicking foot will save the ball, arm out here, that gives us balance, and we strike through the ball and we land on that foot to max out power. Let's show that with our demonstrators. A nice powerful shoot. We see that one more time. So two powerful shots from our demonstrator there. Her head is over the ball, we have our non kicking foot beside the ball, and we strike through using our laces through the middle of the ball to maximize power, and we land on a non kicking foot. And that is how we have a powerful shot in soccer."
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.