EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FOR GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

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.

1v1 striker

Single-minded striker

in Attacking, Shooting

Use this session to teach your strikers to attack with strength and presence – to be a strong forward who strikes fear into the heart of defenders. This simple session puts the focus on passing and moving to get into a good position to hit the target MORE

Midfield score

in Midfield, Shooting

To make your attacking midfielders as effective as England and Manchester City star Raheem Sterling you need to get them to shoot at every opportunity. This session is about scoring and reacting, beating a keeper or getting past a defender. MORE

How to coach shot variation for attackers - part 1

Take a shot

in Practice plans, Shooting

Players need to practise a variety of shots in pressure situations so they can improve their chances of scoring goals. This session could help you find your best goalscorer – it might not be your current centre forward. MORE

Score a goal

The chip

in Ball Control and Footwork, Shooting

At youth level the keeper will often come out of goal to try to get the ball and the best way to beat him is with an accurate chip over him into the net. It is an extra tool to give your players at all levels of the game. MORE

Shoot from distance

Score from long range

in Attacking, Shooting

This session improves shooting technique and gives players confidence to shoot from long range. It also develops decision-making, as players make choices about when and where to shoot and which part of their foot to use. MORE

How to coach volleys - part 1

On the volley

in Practice plans, Shooting

The technique for passing and shooting when the ball is off the ground is not easy for players to learn. Help your team acquire these skills with this session. MORE

One touch both feet

in Shooting, Warm Ups

If you want to sharpen up your players in front of goal, this is a continuous exercise that will help strikers perfect the art of shooting first time with either foot MORE

score from crosses

Striker zone

in Shooting, Small Sided Games

This unopposed session gets attackers scoring with balls coming in from the wings. All players get balls played hard and low onto both feet as they attack at either end of the pitch. It includes build up play for a thorough attacking work out. MORE

Challenges to win the ball

Passion fruit

in Attacking, Shooting

This session is all about the attributes needed in getting to the ball first or winning it and dribbling into a position to score. MORE

How to coach players finishing - part 1

Finishing off attacks

in Practice plans, Shooting

Scoring goals is one of the key aims of football. This technical session works on finishing and movement. It gets players shooting from both sides of the penalty area and from the centre. MORE

Shoot in small sided game

Rondo shoot on sight

in Rondos, Shooting

This Rondo is all about scoring before your opponents and knocking them out. It is a fast game with constantly changing teams, and it gets attackers to sniff out opportunities and capitalise on them. MORE

Scoring in the box

Full squad Rondo

in Attacking, Rondos, Shooting

Use this Rondo session to improve the passing technique of your players so they can set up strikers with solid goalscoring opportunities close to goal – and also gets them to work hard in the build up play when attacking and defending. MORE

Get all players scoring

Goals win games

in Shooting, Small Sided Games

This is a game to get all of your players scoring goals, so that your team is not relying on just one or two players. If you score goals from every position on the pitch your success will be guaranteed. MORE

Three striker attacks

Attacking as a front three

in Attacking, Shooting

This session works on three strikers like Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona. It trains strikers to create and combine in overload situations, giving them help in recognising goalscoring opportunities, shooting early, or passing to team mates in better positions. MORE


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