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

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)

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