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 shooting on sight - part 1

Shoot on sight

in Practice plans, Shooting

A snap shot at goal can be the difference between two teams on match day. When the chance to shoot arises, your players need to take advantage of the opportunity. MORE

How to coach goal poaching drills- part 1

The goal poacher

in Practice plans, Shooting

This week’s session is designed to improve your players’ ability to score goals inside the penalty area. The term “goal poacher” describes a player who is desperate to score goals and is constantly looking to get a toe, foot or head on the ball to do so. MORE

1v1 striker

Return to play: Lone striker

in Return to play, 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

Fast play to goal

Return to play: quick interplay

in Return to play, Shooting

Please check out the latest sport and social distancing guidelines in your area, and follow the recommendations when planning training sessions. The aim of this session is to get players working quickly in the areas in front of goal to spot openings and quickly attack them with the end result a shot at goal. MORE

Gale Force Goals

Return to play: gale force goals

in Attacking, Shooting

Please check out the latest sport and social distancing guidelines in your area, and follow the recommendations when planning training sessions Pass, turn, shoot then move quickly to get back into position – this session works your players to get to the ball first and shoot quickly. Why use it On match days it is... MORE

How to coach "pull!" - part 1


in Practice plans, Shooting

Recreate the thrill of a clay-pigeon shoot as your strikers call for the ball to be pulled back before despatching it into the net. Can they keep a cool head and finish with accuracy? MORE

How to coach first touch shooting drills- part 1

First touch to shoot

in Practice plans, Shooting

This session will improve the first touch of your attacking players. A centre forward must have a good first touch in order to guide the ball into space or away from a defender to shoot. Improving this skill will add speed to the forwards’ play and enable them to shoot at goal quickly in order to catch goalkeepers by surprise. MORE

How to coach scoring from different posistions- part 1

Strike it hot

in Practice plans, Shooting

Do you want your team to score more goals? If you can improve your strikers’ ability to score goals from various positions in the penalty area and with different techniques, then this session will help. MORE

How to coach perfect hat-trick drills part 1


in Practice plans, Shooting

The term “perfect hat-trick” is given to a player who is able to score a hat-trick (three goals in the same game) using his right foot, left foot and head. This session will improve your players’ all-round finishing skills. MORE

Score goals from every position

in Email newsletters, Shooting

During the pandemic break I've been watching a lot of replays of games, finals, tournaments and what is clear to me is that the scorers of important goals are not always strikers. The goals in these games come from all over the pitch – apart from the goalkeeper! 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

Ask your players: Why is Aguero so successful?

in Blog, Shooting

One way to give your players something to do in this forced break from sport is to get them to pick a player and tell you in their own words why that player is so great. And see if they can name an instance where the player showed his skills that resulted in a goal. MORE

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

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