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- Feb 11, 2015
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How old are you and how far can you kick?
Not everyone needs to be able to kick the ball 50m, coaches would much prefer you have high accuracy kicking 35-40m.
I'm not sure how to explain it but kicking the ball further is lot about here you hit the ball on your foot and the ball, often I find when I try to belt the ball it doesn't go as far compared to when I try and time it right.
im like the exact same age height age and weight as uI'm only 12 and can kick a football 45 - 50 metres with a drop punt and no wind at all
However am also 178 cm tall and about 70 kg so it all balances out.
The things that are most important from my perspective are Ball drop, Timing, Following through and Size of leg swing.
The ball drop and Timing go together because if you get a good ball drop the timing will be easier and it will go relativley straight.
Following through is good because it allows maximum leg swing increasing kicking distance.
SO generally with a good dropped ball, well timed point of impact and a good swing of the leg with a follow through you should add at least another 5 - 10 metres.
Nah if we're talking about distance it's all about achieving maximal foot velocity.A lot of people slice at the ball to kick further, this creates an adverse effect. It's best to kick with a straight leg aimed at the target.