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FOOTBALL CORNER KICKS – The In-Swinger and Out-swinger Corners

What is a Football corner kick? What are an inswinger and outswinger corners? This is the topic of todays discussion.

A Football corner kick  is awarded by the referee in Association Football to a team when the whole of the ball goes out of play, over the goal line, in the air or on the ground, without a goal being scored.

It is a way of restarting the game after it is has gone out of play – called a set play.

Many teams use this type of restart as a big attacking threat – a way to score a goal.  An organised team will spend hours on the training ground practicing and working at these types of set plays to get them perfect.

Here are my thoughts and some ideas on  how to take them and be a quality corner taker for your team.

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Corners –  How To Take one

There is an area in all four corners of the pitch called a corner area.

The size of each corner area is a one yard quarter circle.

To take a corner kick, the Attacking player must place the ball inside that designated area.  The ball must be still – not moving when the kick is taken.  When the ball is kicked and it moves, it is back in play.  The ball only needs to be touched by the player , it does not need to leave the corner area to be considered back in play.

The corner flag is not allowed to be moved when taking the corner kick.

The Defending team of the corner must remain 10 yards (9.15 metres)  from the corner area until the ball is in play.

The player taking the kick is not allowed to touch the ball twice before any other player touches it, this is considered a foul and an indirect free kick is to the opposition team.

A goal may be scored directly from a corner kick, but only against the opposing team.

 

Short Or Long Corners

The short Corner:

This involves two players of the same team going over to the corner area. One player will take the kick and pass it short to the second player, who is within 10 yards of the player taking the kick. This is done because the defending player is not allowed within 10 yards of the taker. The play moving forward is developed from this short pass.

If the players in the attacking team are good at passing the ball and strong technical players on the ball then this is a useful method of taking a corner as you remain in control of the ball.

The Long Corner:

This type of corner is taken by the Attacking player and it is a method of knocking the ball directly into the defenders area, with the chance of scoring a goal.  The ball can be kicked either along the ground or in the air.

The aim is to get your Attacking players running onto the ball, as it is delivered into the area, and for them to get their head or foot onto it, to try to score from it.

The In-swinger Corner

The aim of this type of corner kick is to get the ball delivered into the opposition are with an inswinging motion on it. To get some whip and bend on the ball as it it kicked.in-swinging-corner

The ball when it is kicked should move inwards with bend on it towards the goalkeeper.  This type of kick can be very difficult to defend as it puts the goalkeeper and defenders under pressure, right on there own goal-line.

It is usually taken by a left-footed player from the right hand corner area in the oppositions half or by a right-footed player in the left hand corner area.  The natural movement on the ball from the kicking player will mean it should fly into the area with in-swing on it.

Attacking players be aware when running on to this type of corner not to foul the goalkeeper, as it will be crowded in a small space of the pitch.  The referee is looking out for any slight contact on the goalkeeper to give a foul.

If you are trying to score direct from a corner then this is the type of corner to try.

Remember this when practicing the in-swinging corner:

Aim to hit the inside of the back post.

Look up before you run up to take the corner, pick a spot just below where the angle of the crossbar and the post meets, then keep your head down and strike the ball.

Knowing where you are aiming at makes all the difference as you try to imrove on taking corners.

The Outswinger Corner

The aim of this type of corner is to bend the ball away from the goalkeeper, leaving the keeper uncertain wether to come for the ball or to stay on their goal line.

It should be taken by a left-footed player on the left hand side of the pitch, and a right-footed player on the right side of the pitch.

The corner kick taker should idealy look to aim for the ball hitting about the peantly spot.

As soon as the ball is kicked, all of the attacking players wil run onto the ball and attack it looking to score.

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Remember this when taking on out-swinging corner:

The corner kick taker should ideally look to aim for the ball hitting  the penatly spot.  Always look at where you want to strike the ball at before you deilver it into the area.

 

 

Make Your Corners Count

The stats show that in the English Premier League only about 3% to 4% of goals are scored from corners,  it is a very small percentage , that means you need to make them count.

Make sure you deliver the cross into an area that you team-mate can easily reach to give the defenders a headache.

The aim of football is to score goals and if your team does not have flair players who can create loads of chances then this is a great way of scoring the goals that can win you matches

Whether you pass the ball short to your team-mate or go long and deliver it directly into the area, or if your team decides to use the in-swinger or out-swinger, the aim is to score a goal.

Practice and become an expert and delivering a corner. It is a fantastic skill to learn.

Put the hours in on the training pitch and become an expert corner taker. You will be rewarded with many goal assists and with any luck you may actually score a goal diretly from a corner kick.

I would like to hear from you about your thoughts this topic.  Any questions are most welcome.

Please leave me a comment below.

Best Wishes

Matthew

 

 

 

 

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Matthew Hofman

2 thoughts on “FOOTBALL CORNER KICKS – The In-Swinger and Out-swinger Corners

  1. Hi Duncan.
    Thank you for the honest comments. I am Always looking to improve my content that I write.
    I try to keep my information easy to read so that what I am trying to say, to the person reading it is easy to understand.
    I do hope that what you read in this blog helps you and I will take your comments on board for next time.
    Thank you
    Best wishes
    Matthew

  2. Expected a bit more this time, after the very informative other blogs, keep up the good work though 👍🏻

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