How to Curve A Soccer Ball
For all those soccer players who want to learn how to bend it like Beckham, this article along with practice and hard work will help you improve your curving skills. First, I will tell you the key to curving a soccer ball.
Including many different factors that can affect the way you curve the soccer ball. Then in the following paragraphs I will tell you a step by step process on how to curve a soccer ball.
This process will help you develop a technique that uses body mechanics and ball placement to thoroughly explain how to curve a soccer ball.
I will also include professional tips that will help you enhance the curve of the ball. Finally, in the conclusion I will review everything I have gone over in this article.
Once you have a soccer ball and a pair of soccer cleats, you can start practicing this technique. The KEY to curving the soccer ball is to make the ball spin in the direction you want to curve it.
Pro Tip On How To Curve A Soccer Ball
Before you even start kicking the soccer ball, practice spinning it. There are many factors that can affect how that soccer ball curves.
Some factors are they type and thickness of the grass, artificial turf, the wetness of the field, any slopes or dips in the field, which way the wind is blowing and how hard it is blowing, and even the condition of the field such as muddy or dry.
Spin the soccer ball on the ground with your hands so you can feel how it will spin when you kick it.
You can also find the exact spots you want to kick the ball to achieve the curve you desire by hitting the right or left side of the soccer ball in a curving motion.
You can experiment by moving exactly where you hit the soccer ball and how much of a curving motion you use. Once you have a good sense of the spin, we can get started on technique.
Pro Tip On How To Curve A Soccer Ball
When you kick the ball with a lot of power the follow through may cause your planted foot to lift off the ground.
if you want to curve a soccer ball, you need to spin it in the direction you want it to curve. There are many factors that go into curving a soccer ball such as the type and condition of the field, the weather, and how you kick the ball.
Start by spinning the soccer ball on the field you are playing on to get a sense of how easily the soccer ball will spin on that field.
In order to have the best start possible, make sure you plant your foot correctly. Plant your non-kicking foot to the right side of the ball, if you are kicking with your left foot.
Or plant your non-kicking foot to the left side of the soccer ball, if you are kicking with you right foot. Next kick the right third of the ball with the top-inside edge of your right foot to curve it to the left.
Or kick the left third of the soccer ball with the top-outside edge of your right foot to curve it to the right.
For the left footed players, kick the left third of the ball with the top-inside edge of your left foot to curve it to the right. Or kick the right third of the soccer ball with the top-outside edge of your foot to curve it to the left.
Practice kicking different spots on the soccer ball. Little changes on where you kick the soccer ball will greatly affect how much the ball spins and the direction it curves. Last but certainly not least, follow through after you kick the soccer ball.
Swing your kicking leg in a curving motion, across your body to the opposite side. You can even practice this motion without a soccer ball.
It will help to strengthen your abs and incorporate more muscles into your kick. More muscles mean more power.
Remember that consistent practice makes perfect! When you practice consistently, your muscles will start to memorize the movements.
I suggest practicing your movements in a mirror and comparing them to videos of the professionals kicking the soccer ball. Make sure you are doing the technique correctly. Then you can eventually work up to achieving your desired curve without even thinking about it.
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