Indoor Soccer Tips

Great Indoor Soccer Tips That Will Help You Improve Your Game!

Below are some tips that will help you take advantage of the 2017 Lynchburg Soccer indoor soccer season and not only help you play better, but help you to improve your game overall.

The Toe-Kick

A toe-kick is typically the best weapon for scoring goals indoor. The reason is that you don’t need any big space to fire a hard and well placed shoot. To do this, once you have your leg back, you want to swing it through and kick the ball. As you are about to kick it, do NOT lean backwards. This is a common mistake that kids make. Leaning back will cause the ball to go high into the air, and probably over the goal. With that in mind, try to swing your leg “through” the ball which means let your leg keep going forward even after you kick the ball. Be sure to keep your ankle locked. Aim to hit the center of the ball. After your foot makes contact with the ball, your momentum should bring your foot through the ball so that you land on your kicking foot.

Quick Decisions & Quick Feet

While playing indoor soccer you don’t have so much time to decide whether you will pass the ball, dribble, or shoot. You need to make your decision fast and usually before receiving the ball.

The Walls are Your Best Friends

My personal no 1 indoor soccer tips favorite. While playing indoor soccer you should learn directly to use the walls. In defense, you may use a wall to force an opponent to dribble to the walls where he or she will have harder to score from.

In offense you can use the walls as an extra player. If an opponent attacks you, then you may pass the ball off the wall and then run around your opponent to receive the ball on the other side.

However, you should try to vary this tactic as opponents may learn your style of playing, which will make it hard for you to get around them later.

Defending

While defending don’t rush at your opponent. Defending in indoor soccer is similar to playing in defense in outdoor soccer. However, in indoor soccer you will be able to drive the opponent where you want. It will also be easier for you to cover free areas and your opponents will need to react faster to get around you.

Try to Shoot Often

While playing indoor you should try to shoot as often you can. Even if you don’t score there is a big chance that the ball will rebound off the wall and set up scoring chances for your teammates.

 

Use these tips to help you improve your indoor game, improve your overall soccer skills, and have fun!

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