alright guys so you all know how important proper shooting technique is if you want to be a dangerous player and start scoring more goals in your matches so I figured we should do a tutorial on this so that you can shoot a little more like this that's coming

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using the link in the description below and make sure you comment with your shot speed or your favourite challenge let's get into the video [Music] all right in this video we are covering proper football power shot technique using your laces we are going to break this video up

into a few parts first we are going to cover basic technique how to strike the ball and other factors that will help you strike the ball more cleanly with power and accuracy [Music] after we will look at a few more subtle things you need to keep in mind

some tweaks you can make to make this technique even more effective and even more consistent [Music] lastly we'll look at practices you can do deliberately to work on this technique so you are firing them into the back of the net in no time you ready let's go the

technique behind a Power Shot is fairly simple made of a few components we want to keep a few key things in mind first our approach the ball second our body position third our plant foot then as the strike actually occurs we want to focus on where contact happens

on our foot where contact occurs on the ball locking our ankle and of course the follow-through how you approach the ball can actually vary there are many ways to do a Power Shot however to just keep it simple you want the ball a little out of your feet

if you approach it and you were too close you don't give yourself enough space to strike the ball well same with the ball being too far away from you if it's too close or you are reaching for it because your approach is off you won't hit it cleanly

[Music] [Applause] your body position is going to be key mainly whether you are leaning back or over the ball leaning too far back will encourage you to hit the bottom of the ball which is just gonna cause the ball to fly over the bar try and keep your

chest over the ball or at least level now you can get away with leaning back slightly but for now let's just focus on getting that chest over the ball and keeping it down you want your plant foot to be next to the ball now I'm not saying right

on the ball but a little off to the side you're gonna have your plant foot aiming towards where you want the ball to go and this does work and is common practice but you can also work on techniques where you reverse it and it doesn't go in the

same direction that your plant foot is facing just make sure your plant foot isn't too far behind the ball or too far in front of it okay now we're gonna take a look at what should be happening when we actually make contact with the ball this is the

big moment this is key everything we have done up until this point is to make sure that it is more likely that we strike the ball well so that it goes where we want it to go and so that we generate power first let's look at where on

your foot the ball should be making contact now this is crucial hit it with a certain part of our foot and the ball will go nowhere or have no aim it with other parts and it will fly into the net accurately so there are a few different areas

but we are going to focus on the most common one and in my eyes the most effective area and that is the big bone on the side of your foot next to your laces usually it's the most dense part of your foot if you can strike the ball

here while keeping your ankle locked in place and your toes pointing down you are going to hit the ball very sweetly the higher up your foot the more dense this becomes so hitting it on this part just below your ankle I have found to be the sweetest spot

for me but be sure to experiment for yourself even if we hit the ball at the right spot on our foot if we hit the ball in the wrong place they're just not gonna get any power or accuracy on it so if you hit the ball on the

top it will bounce into the ground and you'll lose a lot of power which is exactly what we don't want when shooting from distance if you hit it too far on the bottom the ball is going to be going into rosette the closer to the middle of the

ball you hit it the better and this can even generate knuckle when a few other conditions are met but it can also be a little lower or higher from the middle and you'll still be fine in fact this can lead to different types of shots so if you

hit it in this general area with good technique you will hit the ball cleanly and sweetly now I did mention this a bit earlier but you need to lock your ankle when performing this technique now what does this mean well you need to have your toes pointing down

and your ankle locked in place when you make contact with the ball this is something you can learn fairly quick with practice and it will make a huge difference in your shooting now I've already made so many videos going over this so I'm just gonna link a card

up top of this video that you can go check out and also put it in the description so go check out those videos if you need help with this specific skill locking your ankle after you're done finishing this video finally there's your follow-through now your follow-through like your

run-up and many other things you do before actually making contact is to encourage good contact the fact of the matter is if you strike the ball well it doesn't matter how you run up or how you fold through however the reason I emphasize the run up and follow-through

is because doing it properly encourages good technique in contact sure you can get lucky and hit it well with a poor run-up and a poor follow-through but that won't happen often or consistently so there are really just two follow throughs I want you to focus on for now

and obviously these are the only two you'll ever need you can experiment with more first is where you either keep your foot planted [Music] or you drag it slightly behind you after making contact when you feel is over the second is where you strike through the ball and

jump up ideally landing on your kicking foot [Music] you know experiment with both but I found both of them incredibly useful in different situations now let's go over a couple of subtle things I also want you to keep in mind now these you will need to constantly remind

yourself of until they become automatic but it will be working [Music] first mentally aim this sounds silly but it works if you actually mentally aim in your head your body tends to follow I can't tell you for example how many times I've mentally aim for a free-kick and

my body followed my mind I put it exactly where I pictured [Music] next don't try and crush the ball I know this is a power shop tutorial but one of the most common mistakes I see among players learning to shoot or even players who have been doing it

for a while is trying to hit the ball too hard by swinging too quickly the power will not come from this the power will actually come from how sweetly you strike the ball technique over power is always the rule of thumb lastly let's go over some practices that

will help you learn this effectively and efficiently first we want to strictly work on technique technique technique because of this just going to the goal and shooting over and over again from distance isn't the best option in the beginning because it's time-consuming so here's what you do if

you have only a goal to work with I want you to stand six to eight yards away from goal you will then practice rolling the ball slightly forward and then use the technique we've gone over here again and again this way you're not going to miss because you're

so close to goal and you can easily collect the ball examine your technique and then do rep after rep after rep which is what's going to help you improve the fastest also practice hitting motionless balls for this drill and make sure you work on your weaker foot equal

to your dominance [Music] second is doing a similar thing but against a wall now I prefer this because you can also work on things like your control as the ball comes back to you now the only disadvantage here is you can't stand six to eight yards away from

a wall and hit it as hard as you can because the ball will just fly past you so you're gonna have to move back or save this drill for when you have a net by the way get creative with your training if you don't have a soccer net

make do with something else you can always find something to practice this with and it's going to help you massively next we are going to work with a net shooting from an angle you would simply roll the ball so that it enters the 18-yard box in an aim

to use a power shot to hit it into the far corner this will not only help you with striking it cleanly using this technique but it's also going to help you hit it more accurately if you are younger you may need to move closer to the goal and

that's fine or if you can't generate that much power on your shots yet again you can move closer now obviously you are going to do this for both sides and I really want to emphasize that you are working equally on your weak side as you are going through

this I can't tell you how much of a better player you will become if you can use this technique effectively with both of your feet finally the last one is to simply start practicing this technique more centrally from a further position [Music] you still want to focus on

form here but again focus on technique and aiming the ball to where you want it to go now there are many other drills you can do some that are more game-like that you should definitely add to your routine but what I've gone over in this video is what's

going to help you to develop the technique of a power shot question of the day how good is your power shot a scale of one to ten and one area that I went over in this video are you going to work on the most or you need to

work on the most let me know in the comments all right guys that's gonna do it for this video now if you actually want to improve this area and get it to the point where you're shooting like I was in this video make sure you're working on all

the drills we went over as always make sure you like this video and as always as well hit that subscribe button I'll see you later [Music]

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