UNDER STANDIN G THE BALL Click to edit Master subtitle style
AI M OF THE SKI LL This chapt er mainly deals wit h t he behaviour of t he ball if when kicked at a par t icular point on it . The ball can be kicked on t op, middle or at t he bot t om and each t ime t her e will be a dif f er ent ef f ect . Under st anding t his will be key in execut ing t he skills which you will be lear ning in t he due cour se. Click to edit Master subtitle style
THE BALL BEHAVI OUR - I When t he ball is st r uck har d f r om t het op t hr ough t o t he bot t om it will givet he shot a dip ef f ect . When t he power f r om t he st r ikedecr eases t he ball spins f or war d,f alling r apidly t o t he gr ound. This is an excellent way t o beat a wallat f r ee kicks as t he ball should cleart he wall t hen dip t owar ds t he goal. Click to edit Master subtitle style TOP OF THE BALL
THE BALL BEHAVI OUR - I IWhen t he ball is st r uck har d at t hebot t om – Used f or chipping and st r ikingt he ball high over long dist ances. Click to edit Master subtitle style BOTTOM OF THE BALL
THE BALL BEHAVI OUR - I I IWhen you hit t he side of t he ball onlyit will swer ve or bend t o t he lef t orr ight . Click to edit Master subtitle style SI DES OF THE BALL
THE BALL BEHAVI OUR - I V The middle of t he ball is st r uck f ormedium-lengt h mid-height passes andshot s. The ball will st ay low and can be hitwit h gr eat power in t his ar ea. Click to edit Master subtitle style MI DDLE OF THE BALL
DI D YOU KNOW Two different tournaments for young players began in 1977 and 1985, and these became, respectively, the World Youth Championship (for those 20 years old and younger) and the Under-17 World Championship.
K ING THE ICK BALLClick to edit Master subtitle style
AI M OF THE SKI LL The aim of t he skill is all about t he aim of f oot ball – t o kick t he ball. Many of us have seen some wonder f ul goals, beaut if ul passes, long r ange volleys et c. All t his begin wit h a power t ouch known as ‘kick’. I f you ar en t kicking t hen you ar en t playing f oot ball. I n t he next f ew slides let us look and lear n how t o execut e t he most element ar y par t of t his beaut if ul game. Click to edit Master subtitle style
BASI CS OF KI CKI NG -I One of t he most common er r ora beginner does is t o kick t heball f r om t he t oe (Ref er f ig) Kicking wit h t he t oe, you willhave no cont r ol as t o wher e t heball would go. I n addit ion, you r isk your selff r om inj ur ing your t oe – Notwhat you r equir e. Click to edit Master subtitle style AVOI D KI CKI NG FROM YOUR TOE
BASI CS OF KI CKI NG - II The cor r ect place t o kick t heball is f r om t he lace side asshown in t he f igur e. I f you look at t he videos ofmany f oot baller s closely, youwill see t hat t hey all kick t heball f r om t he lace spot . Ensur e you pr act ice t his well. Click to edit Master subtitle style CORRECT PLACE TO KI CK THE BALL
BASI CS OF KI CKI NG - III I f you want t o be sending acr oss while you ar e kicking, t r ykicking f r om t he spot as shownin t he f igur e. This ensur es you get a goodcur ve on t he ball. Click to edit Master subtitle style FOR CROSSES TO GET A
BASI CS OF KI CKI NG - IV I n or der t o play shor t passes –Ref er t he f ig t o kick t he ballf r om t he side of your f oot . This gives you a bet t er cont r olof t he passes you make. Click to edit Master subtitle style FOR PASSES
BASI CS OF KI CKI NG -V While kicking t he ball, if your body is leaning f or war d t hen t he ball usually r emains low and is used f or low ef f ect ive dr ives. I f your body is leaning backwar ds, you will be lof t ing t he ball int o t he air . Click to edit Master subtitle style
BASI CS OF KI CKI NG - VI While kicking t he ball, your non-kicking f oot det er mines which way t he ball will go. (REMEMBER THI S!!!) I f your kicking leg is r ight – t hen your lef t leg point s or which ever your lef t leg point s, t he ball goes in t hat dir ect ion. Vice- ver sa f or lef t f oot er s. Click to edit Master subtitle style
LEG POSI TI ON Having a pr oper leg posit ion is t he impor t ant st ep of t he pr ocess. You can kick t he ball, t ouch t he ball depending on what is r equir ed. Kicking leg can be br ought as high as possible, depending on t he power . Higher t he kicking leg, mor e power it can gener at e. While t he kicking leg is t aken car e, t her e ar e par t s of your body which must also be in sync – like ankle, knee, hips and t he f inale ‘f eet ’ t o give dir ect ion t o t he ball. Click to edit Master subtitle style
ANKLE POSI TI ON Keep your non-kicking ankle r est ed t ot he gr ound. This adds t o your composur e and givesyou aClick toable stsubtitle style t o kick st edit Master ance t he ball. Remember t o lock your ankle!!!
KNEE POSI TI ON Your plant (non-kicking f oot ) kneeshould be slight ly bent . This will ensur e t hat you st r ike t he ballwit h t he laces. The mor e you bend t he knee t he mor echances you ll have t o st r ike t he ballwit h your laces. Click to edit Master subtitle style
PLANT DI STANCE Tr y t o keep your plant leg about a f oot or a f oot and a half away f r om t he ball. This will ensur e t hat when you st r ike t he ball your kicking ankle will be at a 45 degr ee angle: t he angle at which you ll gener at e t he most amount of power . Click to edit Master subtitle style
BODY POSI TI ON I f you lean f or war d, it will ensur e your shot will st ay low t o t he gr ound. I f you lean back, t he ball will go up in t he air . Click to edit Master subtitle style
45 DEGREE POSI TI ON This is ext r emely impor t ant . I f t his is not done cor r ect ly your shoot ing will not impr ove. Your ankle needs t o be at about a 45 degr ee angle so t hat you can st r ike t he ball wit h your laces. I f you ar e not at t his angle t her e is a high chance t hat you will st r ike t he ball wit h you t oes. Always r emember – Never t o kick t he ball wit h your t oes!!! Click to edit Master subtitle style
DI D YOU KNOW A league was formed in the Netherlands in 1889, but professionalism arrived only in 1954. Germany completed its first national championship season in 1903, but the Bundesliga, a comprehensive and fully professional national league, did not evolve until 60 years later.
SKILL DRILLSIN STEP K ING ICK Click to edit Master subtitle style
REQUI RED A f oot ball Ener gy, ent husiasm and pat ience A lar ge wall or a st r ong f ence Click to edit Master subtitle style
DRI LL This is f or wor king on your inst ep kicks allby your self . I f you have a blank wall or a st r ong f ence,t hen t his is all you need. Mar k it wit h chalk X’s at var ious height s Set tClick to ball down about 10 f eet away, he edit Master subtitle stylemake your appr oach and kick t o one of t he t ar get s. When t he ball bounces back, dr ibble it int oplace, and make anot her appr oach, t his t ime aiming f or a new X.
DI D YOU KNOW Brazil is the country to have appeared for every finals tournament. They have appeared for the last 19 tournaments, won five of them.
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