Some of us are willing to practice a lot to get better at soccer, and one of the most important things to learn is free kicks, as these set pieces are the bread and butter of a normal match. There are players who were famous just because their ability to do these perfectly placed free kicks that could win matches.
Most of us will never play for aclub to win titles, but it’s really cool to learn how to properly place a ball when you have your turn to amaze everyone with a perfect free kick. These drills will make you better at free kicking so, don’t stop practicing and keep reading.
Use a Tire
You can use a tire hanging of a goal’s crossbar to make this simple, yet effective free kick drill. At first, just try to hit the tire from a 25ft distance, but when you get comfortable with it, start trying to get the ball through the tire hole. This will greatly improve your accuracy.
Use Tall Objects
You don’t need a professional free kick wall to make this drill work. Just place a really high object as if it was one of those walls and start practicing. Place it 10ft away from the goal and from a 25ft distance, try to curl the ball around the object and into the net. It’s easier said than done and most people will quit before even getting it right. Don’t be that guy.
Use Cones Too
Using cones to limit space is one of the best tools for set piece practice. Just make a gate with the two cones and cross the ball through it. To make it harder, take one cone out of the equation and cross the ball while trying to hit that cone. You’ll get beastly with this one.
Improving is a slow process that only occurs when serious dedication and practice are a key part of your routine. These drills are designed to make you get better faster than your counterparts, but the passion must be there. Take 20 minutes every day to practice these drills and you’ll be surprise by your progress.
The next time, we’ll be discussing about some drills for getting better at penalty kicks because here at Tri St Lucia, we’re trying to get people into the most beautiful sport in the world.These drills will help anyone get better, is just a matter of practice.