Many soccer players feel they cannot take a shot until they have either completely faked-out a defender, or until they have come the door-step of the net. What’s important to remember is that the more shots you take in a game, the higher the potential for a goal is to be scored. However, it is important to take educated shots.
As kids, when we were first introduced to the sport of soccer, many of us used our toes to shoot – a.k.a the toe-punt. Whether for reasons of comfort, instinct, or whatever it might have been, we used our toes. Not only is this technique visible in youth learning the sport, but a classic example can be seen with inexperienced soccer players (of all ages) who kick a ball for the first time…not exactly graceful.