Hi. I am a newcomer to this forum (or to any soccer forum lol). I am not sure if this is covered here before even though I'd not find the thread on the subject of "power kicking". Of course, with aim
I could not really find it anywhere on the net.
I need some pointers as to how to kick the ball as hard as you can, but, with aim
1- Exactly what part of cleats do you need to kick the ball with? I need specific info. Pics would be great!!! So that I can train myself on slow pace first against a wall and increase kicking speed later on. But, I need to know what part of boots/cleats you need to kick it w/.
2- Exactly what location on soccer ball do you need to kick ? Say, for a straight shot? Or for slight or even more swerves ?
3- Is it OK to hit with toe, like the sharpest point of the cleats up front (The ball seems to travel super-fast, but aiming to where you want is shittin' hard) Or, are you supposed to kick slightly on the sides of toe?
If someone could help with these three above-listed questions, I'd highly appreciate it. Some players I watch, for instance, do not give much clue to goalie of kicking the ball and they surprise goalie with a kick that is made by taking a small step right before kicking the ball from 25-30 yards! And they slightly jump therinafter the shot and fall on the same feet by which shot was made. R. Carlos is a good example to this, I think. I read someplace (I think CL mag, it was) that he hits the ball exactly in dead center! But, same article did not explain with what part of the shoe he hits it with.
I need someone's help who knows what he is talking about. Not a soccer star fan who has no idea he's talkin' 'bout. Thanks mucho in advance.