Dana wants to figure out how to really boot the ball the length of the field. Our question? If your legs are bigger, can you always kick the ball farther? Just having a big leg doesn't send the ball soaring. It's a combination of leg mass AND speed that gives the most effective kick. If you want to improve your soccer kicks, there are two things to try. You can build up your leg muscles and then use that added muscle to swing your legs faster.