Every kid wants to learn how to kick a football. But, as we all know, it isn’t as easy as it looks on TV. It’s very frustrating and will make you want to give up. Before you give up, at least give it a shot and read this guide. You’ll find that learning how to kick a football is difficult at first but is made easier with the right steps.
If you follow these steps, you can learn to kick a football
Step 1 – Place Foot On The Ball.
The first step in the process is to place your foot on the ball. Proper placement here is important for accuracy and power, so you want to make sure you’re getting it right.
Place the kicking foot about one foot behind the ball, not too far back or too close to it—this will give your kick just enough space to maximize its potential. Place your non-kicking foot at a right angle from your kicking foot on the other side of the ball—this creates a solid base for you to push off from as you swing through with your kicking leg.
Step 2 – Line Up The Middle Of Your Foot With The Inside Of The Ball.
Next, you’ll want to line up the middle of your foot with the inside of the ball. This is where all of your kicking power comes from, so you want to make sure that you are making good contact with this part of your foot. The inside of the ball is also relatively flat, meaning that it will be easier for you to hit than other parts.
Hitting the ball in these areas will ensure that your kick has maximum power while also remaining proportionate and correct form-wise.
Step 3 – Tilt The Ball.
It’s important to create a solid base for your kick. You should have one foot on the floor, angled at about 45 degrees from your target, and your other foot should be planted on top of the ball. This gives you a stable position to power off of and helps keep you in control as you make contact with the ball.
Step 4 – Look Up And Focus Your Eyes On The Spot You Want To Hit, While Keeping Your Head Still.
Next, you want to look up and focus your eyes on the spot you want to hit while keeping your head still. Looking at that spot actually engages the rest of your body to help you make that connection between foot and ball. When it comes to scoring a goal, that’s what really matters.
As for keeping your head still—it’s imperative. If you’re looking down or moving it in any way during the kick, there’s no way you can see where the ball is going or make an appropriate adjustment.
Step 5 – Kick Through The Inside Of The Ball, Aiming To Hit The Spot You Aimed At With Your Eyes.
With your leg cocked, you’ll then want to pick a spot on the ground where you’d like to kick the ball. Focus on that spot and keep your eyes fixed there as you swing through it with your foot, making contact with the ball at that exact same point. Try not to shift your eyes off of this spot, as doing so will mess up your aim. It may feel counterintuitive at first, but pretty soon, it will become second nature.
As you make contact with the ball, try not to move your head or turn it in any way; having a still head helps you get more accuracy in terms of aiming correctly. The ideal kicking motion is straight through the air and into the ground; if you have a tendency to raise or lower your head during this motion, practice keeping it still until that becomes automatic for you too.
After making contact with the ball and keeping your head still, follow through by letting all of your weight push forwards onto your kicking foot as it makes its way down towards the ground again after extending upwards during a kick. This is important because following through helps increase the power behind each kick and can help make sure that all of the energy from kicking flows into one direction rather than being wasted by having different parts moving in different directions (the types of movements which come from using a less-than-perfect form).
Finally: let go! Upon making contact with both ground and ball simultaneously (or even slightly before), let go/release/loosen any tension in either foot (not just kicking but standing). By doing so, both feet will fall back down again quickly—almost instantly—after hitting their peaks during their respective kicks (whether they are made consecutively together or separately).
Our Final Thoughts
To sum up this article in a few words, kick the football. We know it seems like a no-brainer, but most people are too anxious to pay attention to the fundamentals. Remember to relax your body during practice, and try not to tense up. Kick the ball where it needs to be every time you attempt a kick. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll have one hell of a field goal down before you know it!