TRAINING TIP: KICKING
Everyone wants to bend it like Beckham. He is one of the most effective kickers in the world on set pieces. He is also a precise passer, and an accurate shooter. He can place a ball where he wants when the ball is standing still or moving. Kicking the ball involves a full set of body motions that begins with a proper approach, a clean strike at contact, and some telltale inertial movements after the strike that are good indicators on whether you did the first two things right.
You can kick for power, kick a ball precisely where you want, and lift it long or chip it short over defenders. There are many ways to kick the ball and the selection of the kick depends on what you are trying to accomplish.
The best way to practice by yourself is to find a solid wall you can kick the ball against. Strike the ball moderately at a medium distance to improve your approach, contact, and placement technique. Do this repetitively and slowly focus on kicking the ball to a spot on the wall that will return it again to your feet for another kick.The key is to learn to adjust your body quickly as the ball is returning so you can approach it properly when you strike it. After doing this a couple hundred times you will start placing it where you want it with various parts of your feet (both feet). You are developing balance, learning to control your timing, and rapidly adjusting your feet to strike the ball where ever it comes.
I can help you straighten out a kick that is hooking unintentionally, add a hook to straight kick, give it power when you need it or to float it precisely where you want.
If you want to bend it like Beckham, you need to kick the ball thousands of times until you can get it right. That is part of the secret to his success: Repetitively kicking the ball to get it to move where you want it.