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Generally to be avoided in soccer because it is easy to mis-kick the ball with the toe (the inside of foot or instep is much larger & more reliable). However, if near the goal or to steal the ball, a “toe-poke” (as opposed to a kick) is perfectly acceptable in soccer. (See “Soccer Drive” & “Soccer Pass“).
(aka “Drive”). See “Drive“.
A pass or shot that is made by striking the lower part of the soccer ball with the inside or outside of the foot near the laces, or with the top of the foot, so the soccer ball rises into the air (i.e., so it is “lofted”). It is a “drive” because there is a full follow-thru. A good analogy is a drive in golf; here you are going for distance. This is different from a “chip” which is struck with a downward, jabbing motion & little follow-through. A drive is more powerful than a chip & at older ages is more likely to score from long distance. In youth soccer leagues, however, where there is a short goalkeeper in a tall goal, a chip can be very effective. (See “Drive“, “Chip“, “Hopped Pass” & “Air Ball“).
(aka Power Soccer Shot). A soccer shot hit with the “soccer laces“. The foot does not go under the ball & the knee should be over the ball when struck with the head looking down (it is very important to keep the eyes on the ball until it is kicked; just like it is important to keep the eyes on a baseball, or a football when catching it or a golf ball when hitting it; if the head goes up too soon, it moves the hips) & a long follow through. Strike the soccer ball halfway up. The shoulder on the same side of the body as the non-kicking foot should be pointing toward the soccer goal before the shot & the shoulders will “square up” to the goal as the kicking foot follows through. (This rotation creates power). Unless the shot must go over a defender, a low shot is preferred because it is more difficult for the goalkeeper to block. (See “Lofted Drive in Soccer“, and “Soccer Chip“).