Teach your child the right way to kick a soccer
While soccer has long been the favorite pastime of the rest of the
world with more than 3.5 billion fans, soccer is also surging among
youth in the U.S. today. In fact, now there is a soccer player in
one of every three households in the United States. In 2014, more
than 3 million kids registered with the US Youth Soccer
organization. In most communities, children can start in
recreational leagues at age 5 and many start playing in the backyard
While the premise of the game, kicking a ball into a goal, seems
simple, how you kick the ball is just as important as where you kick
Each time a child plays, they develop what is known as “muscle memory”.
Certain muscle movements registered in their memory allowing them to
repeat the action without thinking. Because it’s so difficult to
unlearn muscle memory, it’s vital that they learn to do certain
skills correctly the first time.
That's where SoccerToes® comes in.
The most natural action for kids is to kick the soccer ball with the
tip of their toes, however, this can lead to damage on a child’s
foot, plus it's impossible to control the ball when kicked with the
toes. The correct way to kick a ball in soccer is with the inside of
the foot, allowing more control over the ball and preventing injury.
Since the child’s instinct is to kick with the tip of the toe, we at
SoccerToes® have found a way to overcome that instinct and teach
them the right way early in their training. SoccerToes® fit over the
toe of the child's shoe and can be worn on either foot. Designed to
deflect the ball away from the direction the child intended if she
kicks with her toes, SoccerToes® teaches a child to use the inside
of the foot for kicking.
SoccerToes® is different from other soccer kicking products.
Other kicking aids are designed to take a poor kick and make it
better by making up for the child's errors. While that may
seem like a great idea it actually isn't a good idea at all!
Those devices aren't allowed to be worn during a game so while a
kick may have looked good in practice, the child has no control
during a game. Those devices actually reinforce a bad behavior
and can slow their learning. During a game, a child trained with
their device might actually be worse than it was before they started
practicing because they're expecting the device to correct their
poor performance. SoccerToes® helps to correct this
problem which makes it far superior to other products.
Most children don't need to wear SoccerToes® very long. They
quickly learn how to kick correctly and can begin to build skills
from there and continue to improve their game. It's all
about starting out correctly, getting those base skills learned
right the first time. Your small investment in
SoccerToes® can pay off for many years of fun playing soccer.
Order your SoccerToes® today and teach your child the correct way to
kick a ball.
This is a great investment in your child's future. And for
coaches, it makes your job of teaching the child to kick correctly
much easier. Buy one and test it out on your young
players. We think you'll be amazed at how much easier it is to
teach these young superstars.
Note: SoccerToes is designed for young children just starting
out, usually under age 8. It fits all children's sizes
soccer shoes but do not use it with tennis shoes or street
shoes. Only use it with a soccer shoe. Soccer shoes
have a different shaped toe, and cleats. These are both needed to
keep the SoccerToes in place.