How to Start Scoring More Goals From Indirect Free Kicks
Your inside the penalty box, and the referee stands with his arm raised indicating your team has been awarded an indirect free kick. It's a situation that requires some smart thinking, and is the perfect time to bring out the routines you've practiced on the training ground.
Here are some ideas to help you and your team start scoring more goals from indirect free kicks.
Know the Script
It goes without saying that if you're going to be successful on the field when your team is awarded an indirect free kick, you've got to have a well rehearsed plan for the different routines your squad plans on running.
This takes time, patience, and energy out on the training ground. Your team has to studiously memorize the roles of each individual involved in the kick, as the end product comes down to how well the actors are in sync and working together.
Have a well-drilled routine, that everyone is familiar with and confident executing, you won't want it any other way once the intensity and pressure of a match is happening all around you. Your blood will be pumping, your heart racing, sweat dripping down your face, so the more you can prepare the better you'll perform in the key moment.
The opportunity to be expressive and create a unique free kick routine can be an exciting thing to work on with your teammates, and it's the perfect time for you to put your stamp on the flavor of your team, and the kind of inventiveness you want to be known for.
Stretch the limits of what has been done before, and start to redefine new ways to take indirect free kicks.
There is nothing to stop your team from doing something that's never been seen in history, your imagination and technical ability are the only constraints, so dream up something special and put it into application during a match.
Don't Be Afraid to Make Mistakes
You can put in a ton of time on the training ground, but there's sure to be some hiccups and growing pains that come from trying complex indirect free kick routines.
Mistakes happen at every level, from youth leagues to the World Cup, so it's important to be well-rehersed and practiced, but even then there will be variables that throw the plan off course, or times when someone forgets their role.
That's OK, mistakes will only make your free kick routines better if you learn from them, so turn mishaps into a resource for learning and getting better.
Find Inspiration from The Greats
Your indirect free kicks should be an expression of your collective individualism, but that doesn't mean that you can't get inspired from the great free kick artists of the past and present.
Try and reenact some of the free kicks that your heroes have performed on the biggest stages, try them out, get them down note for note, or, improvise, make subtle or big changes to the routines you've seen on TV, Youtube, or at the stadium so that they fit the skill set of your team.
Here are some exciting ones from over the years to draw inspiration: