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Soccer Player Skill Development

I thought the toe-punt was a bad thing?

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.