EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED 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.

Torres Atletico Madrid

6 ways to score from close range

in Shooting

In youth soccer, a high proportion of goals come from close range – so finding space in the area to get a shot away or convert a cross is a vital skill. Scoring from close range is based on instinct but there are key skills, such as picking up a position where defenders can’t see... MORE

Get players scoring

Striker

in Attacking, Shooting

Sharpen up your players in front of goal with this devastating attacking practice that gives them so many chances to shoot they can’t help but score MORE

Attack through the centre

Fast central attacks

in Attacking, Shooting

This session helps improve movement and interplay between midfielders and forwards. It’s designed to encourage understanding between players through timing of runs, weight of pass, and expectation of a team mate’s movement. MORE

Make scoring easier

Shrinking goal

in Fun soccer games, Shooting

This is a great game since it provides a natural handicap that makes even the most unequal of teams (in terms of player skill) equal. So let your players choose their own teams, if necessary, and enjoy the game’s effect! MORE

Watch Kevin De Bruyne shooting masterclass

in Blog, Shooting

Kevin De Bruyne was once dubbed “the modern Cruyff”’ by his under-21 manager at Genk and it was Johan Cruyff who said: “Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is.” MORE

Mo Salah Liverpool

Score like Mo Salah

in Shooting, Tips and advice

Liverpool’s Mo Salah was outstanding in front of goal this season. He secured the Premier League Golden Boot for 2017-18 after finishing the season with 32 goals from his 36 appearances. MORE

Great game for accuracy

5V5 Fetch the ball

in Shooting, Small Sided Games

One team knocks balls off cones and one team scores by passing to the keeper from one end to the other. But the key to this game is that when a ball is knocked off the opposition have to get it back. MORE

Hit a Zlatan scorcher

in Attacking, Shooting

A fast and frantic game that encourages your players to make the most of the extra man and create the space to shoot from distance, like Zlatan Ibrahimovic did in his first game for LA Galaxy MORE

Turning with the ball

Shoot on the turn

in Shooting, Turning

Turning with the ball is a skill in itself but there should be an end product which is created by turning with the ball – in this case the players turns and finishes by shooting MORE

Link up play to goal

Combine to finish

in Attacking, Shooting

Get your players to think combinations by linking up patterns of play in this session and applying a good finish using the correct technique and skill set MORE

Play through midfield

Play through midfield

in Midfield, Shooting

When teams are playing through the middle of the pitch they should always look to move the ball through the midfield either down the middle or using wide players to advance into the final third. Why use it This forces play through them midfield and shows players how playing this way they keep possession and... MORE

Finish first time

Finishing in the area

in Attacking, Shooting

The session is about is all about the movement from the two forwards to free themselves and receive passes in front of one of the goals. Shooting technique will be very important. MORE


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