Goalkeeper Tips please?

Discussion in 'Soccer Boots' started by GloryGloryManUnited, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. GloryGloryManUnited

    GloryGloryManUnited New Member

    Aug 16, 2003
    It's my first year playing soccer,and I want to be a keeper. A bad habit I have when dropping the ball from my hands and kicking it is sometimes the ball goes off the side of my foot and doesn't go straight,it would go out of play. What could I be doing wrong and how could I correct the problem? Also,what techniques should I use to get a good goal kick? Thanks
  2. GloryGloryManUnited

    GloryGloryManUnited New Member

    Aug 16, 2003
    Oops,sorry,wrong forum
  3. deejay

    deejay Member+

    Feb 14, 2000
    Tarpon Springs, FL
    Jorge Wilstermann
    Nat'l Team:
    Your kicking the ball too soon and low. What you need is practice, practice, practice. If your unsure of yourself, drop the ball and kick from the ground.
  4. snsj4

    snsj4 New Member

    Oct 3, 2001
    O.C. ,California
  5. spooter24

    spooter24 New Member

    Oct 30, 2003
    Make sure your toe is pointed and just practice punting the ball up against a wall (that has no windows on it) and for goal kicks the same thing. I always came from the side of the ball and took about 5 steps. The way to get a good goal kick is to strengthen up your quads though.

  6. arsenalPV

    arsenalPV New Member

    Oct 31, 2003
    Taking Goal Kicks

    Take goal kicks with the laces part of your foot when your foot is parallel to the ground. Get a good kick under the ball, and it should fly high and far.

    If you still don't know what I mean, watch keepers on television. They have a 'soccer on TV finder,' on <soccer.com>.

    Good Luck!
  7. kamarky2

    kamarky2 New Member

    Nov 18, 2003
    Kansas City

    hey I am the Goalie at Coastal Carolina University (#9 team in the nation D1). Drop the ball in front of you a little more and try to hit it with your laces. Or just aim a little more to the oppistie side that you kick it to and that will help alot. It dosent have to go straight just go were you want it to. and try the drop kick sometimes to.

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