INSPIRED, CONFIDENT & EFFECTIVE COACHING

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.

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

How to coach strikers to shift and shoot - part 1

Shift and shoot

in Practice plans, Shooting

If a striker can shake off defenders in tight areas and create room to take a shot, your team is bound to score more goals. Here’s how you can teach that technique. MORE

How to coach overload shooting - part 1

Overload shooting

in Practice plans, Shooting

To increase your team’s chances of scoring goals, you can increase the number of players in your attack. This session will help improve decision-making abilities in your strikers for overload situations and the net result will be more goals. MORE

Running Late

in Shooting, Soccer drills and skills

Use this fun training game to ensure your players are both quick-thinking and quick into the box for a shooting chance. Players must think quickly so they can be first to the ball and shoot. It's a great game for concentration, balance and movement. MORE

Fire stations

in Attacking, Shooting

This session allows players to work on first-time shooting in a competitive game-like situation. It works on technique of shooting and tactical positioning so your players make themselves open to shoot MORE

Knock out

in Attacking, Shooting

Use this fast-scoring game to teach your players how to latch onto goalscoring opportunities. This session is all about scoring before your opponents and knocking them out. MORE

Hit the target

Two touch target

in Attacking, Shooting

Use this realistic shooting session to coach your players to receive a ball played to the edge of the penalty area and shoot with their second touch MORE

Score more stunners

in Email newsletters, Shooting

Goals from outside the box are always a spectacular way to hit the back of the net. It is often seen as a waste of possession but in youth soccer young goalkeepers will find it hard to keep out an accurate shot hit with power. MORE

Explosive squares

in Shooting, Small Sided Games

This game encourages supporting and movement off the ball as well as making sure players learn how to deal with the basics of passing and receiving. After making a pass you will often see players standing still and admiring their work, you will also see players struggling to create good supporting angles for the player with the ball. MORE


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