Soccer Free Kick Guide

By: Mirsad Hasic

There are several types of soccer free kick methods that you need to recognize as soccer player. In this guide we will clarify what each of these mean and how you can take advantage of them. Let's start...

In soccer, there are two main types of free kicks; a direct free kick (you may shoot directly at the goal) and indirect free kick (one of your teammates need to touch the ball first before you kick it). Penalty kick is also a type of free kick that you will need to face as soccer player.

The most common type of soccer free kick is called direct free kick. Some people claim that a direct free kick is like a penalty kick. If performed right it is a great chance for scoring. However, scoring from a direct free kick will require many hours of practice and you really need to have patience while learning it.

When performing a free kick it is not necessary to have the hardest shoot in your team. What is more important is to have good accuracy. A hard shooting player rarely manages to hit the goal because a shoot with big force is hard to control. The best free kicks are performed by using the half instep which is a technique that is used by Juninho, Pirlo and Cristiano.R. If you really want to become a good direct free kick taker, than the half instep technique is the way to go.

An indirect free kick is also a great chance for scoring a goal. As already mentioned in the beginning of this article, one of your teammates needs to touch the ball first. One strategy for performing an indirect free kick is to pass the ball to another free teammate. Make your opponents think that you are the kick taker.

As soon as your teammate passes the ball to you the opponents will runs towards the ball and try to block the kick. What you should do then is to tap the ball gently to one of your non-marked teammates. If performed correctly you will be noted for one assist :-) During an indirect free kick you should try to keep yourself calm and try to find the best solution for the current situation.

One way for becoming good on all types of free kicks is to practice 30 min extra after every soccer practice. If you are not the regular free kick taker in your team you should still practice on your free kick. Soon or later you will get the chance to show what you can.

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