Kick (Strike with Feet) | Ophea Teaching Tools

Kick (Strike with Feet)

Delivering force to a stationary or moving object with the foot.

Kick (Strike with Feet)
  • Stand behind the ball
  • Step forward with non-kicking foot and plant it beside the ball
  • Swing kicking leg backwards with knee bent
  • Swing leg freely from hip and follow through swiftly
  • Contact ball with instep or shoelaces just below centre of the ball
  • Follow through towards the target
  • Use arms to maintain balance
I can also...
  • punt a football
  • use a "give and go" in soccer
  • play sepak takraw
Self Check Questions:
  • Does my leg swing like a pendulum from backswing, through impact, to follow through?
  • Is my leg bent when I strike the ball and extended when I follow through?
  • Do I use my arms for balance?