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Coaching these soccer shooting drills will enhance your players’ ability to beat the goalkeeper from many different positions. Shooting is a core soccer skill for EVERY player and we have some great ways to coach it. We look at shooting from dead ball situations, shooting while running, shooting first time, drive shots and how to make the ball bend, curl and dip. We have great soccer shooting drills and games to help you coach the skills to all your players.

How to coach simple shooting - part 1

Simple shooting

in Practice plans, Shooting

Because football is ultimately about scoring more goals than the opposition, your players should be regularly practising their shooting skills. Use “Simple shooting” to work on your players’ accuracy in front of goal. This session will also help your goalkeepers work on positioning and making reaction saves. MORE

Coconut shy

in Passing, Shooting

A basic introduction for helping with weight and accuracy of passing. Can also be a good game for a cool down or to be used during a training session following a game. MORE

Support the striker

in Attacking, Shooting

Possession, passing and support is vital to creating the chances that give your team the opportunity to score more goals. This is build up play to shooting at goal. MORE

Score goals in the New Year

in Email newsletters, Shooting

One thing we all wish for in the New Year is that our teams score more goals and do so using the style of play we work on with our teams at training. Pass and move, get into good positions and create goal scoring chances. MORE

Start scoring more goals!

in Email newsletters, Shooting

It can be a frustration when your players take their chances in training, but fail to do so when they play a match. To help mitigate this problem, I am always using sessions to help all my players to score goals, so if one player is off colour in a match there is always another one to score the goals. MORE

Shooting competition

in Fun soccer games, Shooting

This session coaches two-touch shooting, one of the weapons Aaron Ramsey of Juventus uses on the edge of the area to control and fire in a shot. This is a fun game that gets players competing against each other in teams MORE

Tight space shootout

in Attacking, Shooting

This session is all about combining in tight spaces in the penalty area and creating room for a shot.You want players to be scoring and creating goals, so that’s what’s replicated in this session. MORE

Hotshot

in Shooting, Small Sided Games

Use this lively attacking session to get your strikers working well with team-mates to set-up solid goalscoring chances for your team. This helps encourage players to shoot without fear of missing. It is a fast, attacking session, using off-pitch creators to help tee up scoring chances. MORE

The finishing touch

in Email newsletters, Shooting

My Under 9s team won a match that when you look at the result it seemed like a big win but that didn’t tell the story of the game. Both teams played well and had some great combination play but my team had an end product which unfortunately the visitors didn’t. MORE

Fast finishing

in Shooting, Small Sided Games

This game puts a time pressure on players to score match-winning goals, much like in a real game when the final whistle approaches and a team needs to score. It’s a fun session that your players will really love. MORE

Jump to it

in Shooting, Small Sided Games

The training session is an excellent workout if you want to get your strikers on their toes and ready to fire shots at the goal. This is a strengthening and reaction exercise that gives players a good workout to sharpen up scoring instincts. MORE

Total attack

in Attacking, Shooting

This is good for attackers working the ball through an organised defence, and it has lots of chances for the attack to catch opponents on the counter. It’s a good session for tactics and techniques. MORE

Intense in attack

in Attacking, Shooting

This is an intense and creative session that has players taking advantage of any space they can get. Because the pitch is small it also encourages shooting, so individual skill and team work are vital to success. MORE

How to coach attackers to shoot - part 1

Hot shots

in Practice plans, Shooting

Your attackers will have a better chance of beating the opposition goalkeeper if they strike the ball first time. A goalkeeper or defence is less likely to be ready to deal with such a shot and this could result in more goals for your team. MORE

How to coach finishing techniques - part 1

Finishing school

in Practice plans, Shooting

To score goals, players need to have the correct techniques and ability to use all parts of either foot. This session will have your players practising a variety of shooting techniques. MORE

Shoot!

in Shooting, Small Sided Games

Shooting from midfield is a great way to get your team to catch the opposition out. Use this session to get players lining up shots. Players can be scared to shoot from distance but this session will make sure they start doing it in matches. MORE

How to coach first time shooting - part 1

All your eggs in one basket

in Practice plans, Shooting

Have a bit of fun with this Easter-themed session that also has the serious goal of improving your players’ first-time shooting skills. In the final game, if you can put all your eggs (balls) in the basket (goal) before the opposition, you are the Easter champion. MORE


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