There are many different shots and passes that a player must master to be a compete soccer player. The long ball is one of those. The long ball is used for a target 40-50 yards away and is intended to be straight, high above the ground, and with some backspin.
In the clip below Matt Sheldon from Become Elite does a great job of illustrating the key fundamental components necessary for executing a long ball. In the clip he also adds an explanation and correction for common mistakes when kicking a long ball. This is very good teaching video. For more great videos you can visit his YouTube Channel. For additional tools that can hep a player reach their goals go to his website www.become-elite.com
The YouTube video has sound, so please make sure that your sound is turned on, and that you have access to the site. (some schools block access to YouTube)