Goals are scored from a range of areas, not just from shots inside the box. Improving players’ attitude and willingness to shoot from a distance will increase the team’s chances of scoring.
You should always praise and encourage young soccer players who are willing to shoot, even if the shot is not a good one. This soccer coaching session will help your players have the courage to try a shot from distance.
Set up soccer coaching session
Use a 40 yards by 30 yards area with two goals, two goalkeepers and a halfway line at 20 yards.
How to play it
Players take turns to dribble, complete a skill and shoot at goal from behind the halfway line.
Develop the soccer drill
- Each team has three players inside the defending half and two playerrs inside the attacking half.
- The aim of this drill is to create space in a 3v2 situation in order to shoot at goal from inside your own half.
- As the attackers outnumber the defenders, they should always be able to create a shooting opportunity.
How to advance the drill
Allow the players to show disguise when they are pressured and make a clever pass to a forward to shoot. This shows good decision making.
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