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How to coach the scoop save - part 1

Scoop save

in Core Skills, Goalkeeping, Practice plans

Any shot that is traveling towards a goalkeeper’s legs at pace is difficult to deal with. Young goalkeepers in particular have problems with these and often opt for kicking the ball away, or end up with the ball hitting, or even worse, going through their legs into the goal. MORE

How to coach instant shooting - part 1

The instant shot

in Core Skills, Practice plans, Shooting

Striking the ball first time at goal requires good service, timing and technique. With benefits including reducing the amount of time keepers have to prepare themselves, it’s worth giving it a shot. MORE

How to coach a diagonal run and shot - part 1

Diagonal run and shot

in Core Skills, Practice plans, Shooting

Even the best defences will be breached if your forwards make diagonal runs from wide and receive a well-timed through pass. This shooting drill will help your players perfect their timing when making diagonal runs and getting a shot at goal. MORE

How to coach "pull!" - part 1

“Pull!”

in Core Skills, Practice plans, Shooting

Recreate the thrill of a clay-pigeon shoot as your strikers call for the ball to be pulled back before despatching it into the net. Can they keep a cool head and finish with accuracy? MORE

How to coach the midfield screen - part 1

The midfield screen

in Core Skills, Midfield, Practice plans

The midfield screen is a defensive line, shielding defenders from penetrating through balls and 1v1 situations. Use this session to get your midfield working as a unit to give the defenders behind them some protection. MORE

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