This three-part session will have your team peppering the opponents’ goal. By TRISTRAM BISGROVE MORE
Use this soccer shooting drill to enhance shooting accuracy and encourage more players to shoot in soccer.
The game’s all about scoring goals, so if you encourage your players to take more shots and aim the ball at the areas goalkeepers find most difficult to reach, your chances of success will improve. Some experts believe the best and quickest way of getting your team to take more shots – and therefore score more often – is to adjust their ATTITUDE to shot taking…
Many young players won’t shoot when in a goal-scoring position.
Why? There are two reasons:
They are frightened of missing
To overcome the fear factor…
Key soccer coaching tip: Remind your players that if you don’t shoot, you won’t score!
They lack confidence in their technique
The only ways to improve shooting accuracy and technique are to get your players working through a lot of soccer drills and practising. Fortunately, the techniques used in shooting are the same as those used in passing, so as a player’s ability to move the ball progresses – through use of the sidefoot, instep (laces) and even outside of the foot to swerve the ball – so will their shooting.
Tips to brush up on shooting technique:
Look for the following soccer skills:
The keeper won’t like it
“Hitting the target” is obviously the most important aspect of shooting, but your team’s chances of scoring more goals will improve if players…
Shooting drill tips
Keep it realistic – use appropriate portable goals (or corner flags the correct width apart) and introduce defenders.
Vary the service – players should strike balls coming towards, away and across them, plus volleys (bouncing balls), first time etc.