Soccer / Football Opinion

Getting Creative on penalty kicks

It’s great to see players become more confident in trying new and creative ways to score from the penalty spot. Besides placing the ball in one of the corners, the chip shot has become the ultimate “ballsy” shot. You must be more confident than ever to attempt this shot. Not only that but you must practice this shot over and over otherwise it can end up backfiring you. However, there is a new shot that is arguably more daring and it’s called the “back flip shot.”

First off, I wouldn’t recommend attempting this kick in any game situation. The idea of a penalty kick is to put the ball in the back of the net…not to complicate the situation. Nevertheless, watch video of a youth player superbly scoring this penalty all the while completing a back flip on the follow through.

Great stuff!

By Philip MacDonald

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