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How To Curve A Soccer Ball Quick Tips To Learn How To Curve The Soccer Ball

Hey guys. Matt here from Epic Soccer Training.I want to take you through the basics of how to curve a soccer ball. OK, guys. Welcome to sunny California, NorthHollywood. We'reGlendale right now shooting this. Beautiful weather out. I wish the windwas going this way but it's not. So I'm going to show you how to curve a soccer ball andhow to kind of do it the right way. When you think of curved soccer ball, you're thinkingmore of just going left to right or right to left. We're going to get into more bendingwhich is kind of going to have that top spin as well.

But the basics of how to curve a soccer ballis simply like passing. It's the same fundamental. So you want to hit the ball with kind of likeright on this part of your foot and you kind of want to bring your foot around. So a normalpass, if I was passing you a normal pass, would be just straight through the back ofthe ball and forward. When you're thinking of bending or curving a ball, you're goingto kind of come out and you're going to hit on the outside of the ball so you're goingto put that little spin on it. And if you just touch the ball simply with a normal pass,it's going to have the backspin but when you curve it, it's going to kind of have thislittle left to right or right to left spin,

whichever foot you are. I'm a lefty so I'mgoing to show you a little bit here. So what I want to do with curving and again,you can do some curving on the ground. It's a little bit of a short field here so bearwith me but you're going to come like onto the ball at kind of an angle so you want tocome at a 45degree angle. When I'm just simply passing the ball, I'm coming on more straight.But for a curve, you actually want to get more of an angle. Seeé And it will have that curve on. You're notgoing to see a whole lot of curve because we're pretty close to the goal. Let's seeif I can kind of getthe air a little bit.

Seeé So you will see a little bit of curveagain and the wind is kind of going against us here but that's the basics is you wantto be able to hit it with the inside of your foot on the very, very outside of the balland then you want to bring your leg around. You kind of want to bring your leg almostacross the body because that's what's going to give it a little bit of curve here. So again, it's going to be hard to tell butyou're going to see that spin and that's what's going to be good. So here we go, Chas. See,he has got a little curve there or a little bit of spin. Again it's going to be almostimpossible to tell this quick unless I blast

one. So again, you're going to see that littlespin where it's going to kind of tuck it away. When you're doing more bending, that's whenyou're going to actually get more of that curve that's going to go from up all the waydown right or if you're a righty, it's going to go up and then down to the left which I'mgoing to explain a lot about. But a lot of the problems that people havewith how to curve a soccer ball is they're not getting enough power on it and what they'redoing is they're actually hitting the ball too far over on the outside of the ball whereyou want to hit it here and you want to follow through and push it.

So when you follow through and push it, it'sgoing to have that little kick. Again when you're passing the ball, when you're reachinga high level and playing professional soccer like I did, you want to make sure that you'reactually getting a lot of speed on the ball. I would say that's one of the main thingswhere people mess up is when they get to higher levels, they're not used to the quicknessof pace and part of the quickness of pace is having very, very iven balls or havingsome that have a lot of a I guess a lot of power behind it. So even if you're doing a simple pass, youshould put a little nice trap, Chas. You should

Nike Academy Joe Harts Masterclass

We see Joe walking around St George's Park, the home of The Nike Academy. We see him here whenever he's with England, for him to come along and put a session on, it's a brilliant buzz. It's one of the great perks of working here you know, meeting these world class players and what an experience for the lads. We wanted to do a warmup and just a little bit of a quick thinking thing, some reaction stuff little hand serves, gradually taking it back with volleys. Try and stand a bit taller, don't be so ‘ah', just use your height. Stay up, OK. You know something that Joe believes a lot, and he's very strong about, is that your feet help you make the saves.

If you can't get into line and cover your goal, you won't make the saves. So I would make the save here, I'd see it and then you set, just stop even if you're notposition. OK. He also talked about working three yards out. So you give yourself time to see the ball, you give yourself a little bit of margin for error if the ball goes through you. Great take, Tim! Fantastic! Great hands pal. Great for them as well when he goes in, he demonstrates and shows how a pro talks to his defence. Bilal get to him, show him outside, show him outside, Bilal! Cover, cover!

The real meaning and the purposehis voice and the way he demanded from his defenders and you could already see from the beginning to the end that they took some of the things on board and made some of those saves. Good save, Miguel. Love that, go the other way. Tim, you throw it up there. You boys have got natural ability, I've got natural ability but the most important thing is saving the stuff that you should save, you know, being reliable. Which if I could give that to a younger keeper, is just try and be good at the simple stuff. And then with your natural ability, the other stuff will come with you.

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