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How to improve goal kicks

How do I get my keeper to kick hi and longer goal kicks. Thanks
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you need them just to practise and just tell him to lean back when taking them and also this might sound stupid but try not to think about hitting it as hard as you can because it never works all that happens is it rolls along the floor so try to put less power on it and more accuracy

Thanks for your help
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You should be teaching them to play out from the back using your full backs

Some key tips

shoulders pointed in direction of kick

plant foot should be alongside ball but shoulder width away from the ball (allows kicking leg the room to swing through)

kicking foot - ankle locked/toe pointed down and outwards contact the ball at instep/laces part of ball (around the base of the big toe is a useful guide)

kicking leg - low backswing with thigh back (gives power) hit the ball below centre - follow through is low too

work on technique 1st to get the ball lifting with some distance - once they have that cracked start putting more power in by bringing thigh back further and follow through further and increasing pace of the swing. Technique is king here though.

Dominic has a point but a good distance ball is always a good skill to have in the locker especially for a keeper.The technique is the same for a lofted pass which can be used to spread the ball around..keeper sweeper style...

Good luck....

 

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