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How to Make a Corner Kick

Put your team in a position to score by mastering the art of the corner kick.


  • Step 1: Place ball Place the ball within the corner arc on the side of the field where the ball left the field of play.
  • Step 2: Have teammates spread out Have your teammates spread themselves out in the general area where the ball will land—typically in front of the opponent’s goal.
  • TIP: Have a player position himself closer to you, just outside the penalty box. This gives you a passing option, in case the penalty box is congested or you feel your kick won’t reach the goal mouth.
  • Step 3: Wait for whistle or signal Wait until the referee blows the whistle or signals that you may proceed with your kick.
  • Step 4: Kick the ball Kick the ball, trying to drop it directly in front of the goal, where your teammates have the best chance of putting it in the net.
  • TIP: Try to loft the ball to give your players an opportunity to head it past the goalie.
  • Step 5: Be aware Be aware of what happens to the ball after your kick—you may not touch the ball again until other players have contacted it.
  • Step 6: Join your team Join your team on the field to assist in a goal-scoring opportunity.
  • FACT: David Beckham is known not just for 'bending' in free kicks, but for his assists on corner kicks.

You Will Need

  • A soccer game
  • A corner kick opportunity
  • A soccer ball

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