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how can I improve the strengh of players legs to kicking?

how can I improve the strengh of players legs to kicking?

I think the best way of improving strength is to practice kicking, as it's not just strength that is required, it's technique too.

playing soccer or futsal sometimes

You don't say what age your kicker is.  I'm assuming youth.  With all strength training you MUST start with core strength development.  Some core exercises include using the legs, i.e. leg raises, hip raises and this will also start some leg strength development.  Include the following into an excercise programme that mixes total body, upper body and lower body activities: lunges, high knee skips, calf raises and of course the leg/hip raises mentioned above.  As strength improves try using some resistance using either a partner or resistance bands.  You'll also need to do some hip flexibility.  Oh yes..........and lots of kicking.

I hope this gets you started.

Alan Icely-Brown, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Assuming this is young kids, a big part of their weakness is likely to be coordination, aswell as technique of course.

 

It's probably worth adding some unilateral leg work to your warmups, simple stuff like lunges, reverse lunges, side lunges, walking/jogging with knees high, knee hugs etc like Alan said. These movements will not only warm up your players legs and hips in numerous planes of movement, but will also help with their balance and coordination.

And lots of kicking.

Good luck

Darragh

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