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Shooting from outside the box

This session aims to improve the attitude to shooting from outside the box.

What this session is about

  1. Having a positive attitude to shooting from outside the box.
  2. Improving technique and accuracy when shooting.
  3. Improving decision making on when to shoot or when to pass the ball.

What to think about

Goals are scored from a range of areas, inside the box, outside the box, from crosses etc.

Improving your players attitude and willingness to shoot from a range of distances will increase your teams chances of scoring a goal.

Remember, if you don’t shoot you can’t score.

You should always praise and encourage players who are willing to shoot. Even if the shot is not a good one.

Set-up

  • 40 yards x 30 yards area, goals at opposite ends with a halfway line at 20 yards.
Warm upSessionDevelopmentsGame SituationWarm Down
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What you get your players to do

Players take turns to dribble, complete a skill and then shoot at goal from behind the half way line.

The halfway line on our training area is 20yds from the goal and therefore outside the normal 18yd penalty box.

The players must dribble towards the line and then shoot at goal.

The players must dribble towards the line and then shoot at goal.


Development

Each team has three players inside the defending half and two players inside the attacking half.

The aim of this game 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.

This small sided game has a 3v2 in each half. The players must pass the ball and then look to shoot at goal.

This small sided game has a 3v2 in each half. The players must pass the ball and then look to shoot at goal.


Game situation

Now progress the practice to allow the players to show disguise when they are pressured and make a clever pass into a forwards feet to shoot. This shows good decision making.

Finally remove the halfway line and allow a free play game.

Now if the players shot at goal is being blocked, they can show disguise and pass into one of their forwards.

Now if the players shot at goal is being blocked, they can show disguise and pass into one of their forwards.


What to call out

  • “Play at match speed”
  • “Get the ball out of your feet to shoot”
  • “Technique rather than power”
  • “Hit the target”
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