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Shooting Tips

Feet
Your feet should be shoulder width apart (for better balance) with them facing toward the post.

Hands
Place the ball in one hand on your fingers - not on the tips, but not flat on the palm, (a finger space between the ball and palm). Your other hand is used to support the ball only. Rest it slightly on the ball during the whole motion.

Arms
Being a high shooting technique, your arm should be straight above your head and almost resting against your ear. Try not to arch your back.

Aim
It is very important to take aim before shooting. Aiming at something solid is a lot easier than imagining a spot above or in the middle of the ring. The ideal place to aim is at the front of the ring in the centre.

Arms and legs
Your arms and legs bend at the same time, again making sure that your elbows and knees are pointing to the post. When bending your arm it is mostly a drop from the elbow not the shoulder; you should not be able to see your elbow come forward. This is where the other hand supports the ball on the drop behind the head - so it doesn't fall off your hand.

Release
When pushing up from the knees, don't be afraid to go right up onto your toes, (or over a small jump as you get further away from the goal post). Try not to fall forward as you release the ball. By falling forward you shorten the distance between the defender and you. Push with the arms at the same time as the legs, making sure the release of the ball is above the head not forward of the head. This is so you don't push the ball into the defender's hands. The final push comes from the hands, fingers, and flicking of the wrist to follow through. Shooting Tips

Feet
Your feet should be shoulder width apart (for better balance) with them facing toward the post.

Hands
Place the ball in one hand on your fingers - not on the tips, but not flat on the palm, (a finger space between the ball and palm). Your other hand is used to support the ball only. Rest it slightly on the ball during the whole motion.

Arms
Being a high shooting technique, your arm should be straight above your head and almost resting against your ear. Try not to arch your back.

Aim
It is very important to take aim before shooting. Aiming at something solid is a lot easier than imagining a spot above or in the middle of the ring. The ideal place to aim is at the front of the ring in the centre.

Arms and legs
Your arms and legs bend at the same time, again making sure that your elbows and knees are pointing to the post. When bending your arm it is mostly a drop from the elbow not the shoulder; you should not be able to see your elbow come forward. This is where the other hand supports the ball on the drop behind the head - so it doesn't fall off your hand.

Release
When pushing up from the knees, don't be afraid to go right up onto your toes, (or over a small jump as you get further away from the goal post). Try not to fall forward as you release the ball. By falling forward you shorten the distance between the defender and you. Push with the arms at the same time as the legs, making sure the release of the ball is above the head not forward of the head. This is so you don't push the ball into the defender's hands. The final push comes from the hands, fingers, and flicking of the wrist to follow through.

Flight of ball
The ideal way to successfully shoot a goal is to get the ball above the ring so it falls down into the ring cleanly, (without touching the sides). This is why when releasing the ball the motion is up and not forward.

Changing your technique takes time
Be prepared to miss a lot of shots at first. Start practicing close to the goal post and gradually move further out as you feel more comfortable. I would suggest working on the change during the off season, definitely not during your main competition. Remember, the more you practice the better you will become.


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