Can strength training improve soccer kick velocity or distance?

Playing a quality long ball is an important piece of the soccer performance puzzle. Add to that, the need for attackers to strike high-speed shots and it is easy to see that kicking velocity and distance are critical to success on the soccer pitch.

Soccer Player Kicking Soccer Ball

Plyometric training can improve soccer kicking velocity and distance.

Can this aspect of a player’s game be improved? Check out what researchers at the University of Nevada Las Vegas found out in this latest entry from The Science of Soccer Online.

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