Archive | Shooting

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.

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Catch it!

In this exercise players must use a chipping technique to get the ball into the hands of one of their team-mates in the target box. Why use it The chip is either used to find players in space when the opposition blocks a pass or to chip the goalkeeper. This session helps players to chip […]

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Dutch Shooting Game

Score more goals with this game that targets the final pass into a striker with quick movement and support play. The focus is on the shot but the movement and control of the ball is key to the success of the session. By David Clarke Why use it Building play up to getting a shot […]

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Quick Draw

This training session will help your players learn how to shoot as soon as the chance arises, just like Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez. Why use it Taking shooting chances when they are presented is hard and players often want just that extra touch and then the chance goes begging. In this session, strikers are encouraged to […]

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Running Late

Use this fun training game to ensure your players are both quick-thinking and quick into the box for a shooting chance. Why use it Players must think quickly so they can be first to the ball and shoot. It’s a great game for concentration, balance and movement. Set up Mark two 5×5-yard boxes in front […]

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6 tips for sharp shooting

6 Tips For Sharp Shooters

In training we would work on the six points but when it came to the match I would let the player decide how to shoot with some reminders to the players like “try a different part of your foot to shoot” that would get the sessions we worked on in training into their minds during […]

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Get your striker scoring again

5 tips to get your striker scoring again

If you’ve got a stuttering striker, follow these handy confidence-boosting tips to get him firing again… Keep confidence high by sticking by strikers and giving them plenty of game time Tell them to relax and enjoy their football and not worry about the drought – the goals will come Praise them for their passing and […]

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7v7 to Score from Anywhere

Arsenal were once criticised for attempting to pass all the way to the goal but now Arsene Wenger is reaping the rewards of slick passing, and you could too by using this session. Why use it This training session is all about the ability to control the ball by passing in tight areas, taking advantage […]

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2v2v2v2 goalscoring game

Use this fast and exciting goalscoring game to coach your players to battle for the ball with passion and hit the net like striker Carlos Tevez. Why use it Carlos Tevez is strong and courageous – a passionate player. This session is all about the attributes needed in getting to the ball first or winning […]

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Score In Shoot-outs

Use this knockout scoring game to improve the ability of your young players to score from the spot and cope with the pressure of a penalty shoot-out Why use it In this knockout game the penalty becomes just another aspect of scoring goals. The pressure is on the individual but there are three different shots […]

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