How To Set Up and Execute a Corner Kick.

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How To Set Up and Execute a Corner Kick


In soccer, when the team that you are playing kicks the soccer ball out over their own goal line, your team is awarded a corner kick by the referee. Knowing how to set up and execute a successful corner kick can put your team in a position to possibly take the lead in the game.

These instructions will help you understand where a corner kick is set up and what steps you can take in order to give your team a better chance to take advantage of the direct free kick that your team has been awarded.

Any soccer player on the field can kick the corner kick. To be able to do so successfully, the kicker must have a general comprehension of the layout of a soccer field (Figure 1) and be able to kick the soccer ball with enough force so that it can reach the area directly in front of the goal.

After a ball is kicked over the goal line by the defending team, the referee blows his whistle and motions that a corner kick will be kicked by the attacking team. You must then set the ball somewhere within the corner arc at the flag nearest where the ball went out of bounds. Once you kick the ball, your team will attempt to get the ball over the goal line and into the goal for a score while the defending team attempts to clear the ball out of their end of the field.

You will not need any additional equipment to kick the corner kick. You should already be wearing the equipment required by the rules of the game including your team's uniform, your shin guards, and your cleats. Other than the equipment that you...