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.

4v4 lives - part 1

4 v 4 – Lives

in Shooting, Small Sided Games

Set up Mark out a 30 yard diameter circular pitch (with markers or cones if necessary) Place four goals as in the diagrams Four teams of four players Rules One player from each team starts on the pitch. Each team has four lives. Pass a ball onto the pitch to start the game. The four... MORE

Passers v shooters - part 1

Passers v shooters

in Passing, Shooting, Small Sided Games

Each team in this game has a different objective to complete in order to be successful. One team works as the passers and tries to keep possession of the ball. The other team needs to pressure the opposition and win the ball in order to shoot for goal. MORE

Six shooter drills for 12 to 15 Year Olds- part 1

Six Shooter

in Fun soccer games, Shooting

Great way to improve attitude to shooting, accuracy/power, support play and follow ups. Skills include creating space and good body shape to receive the ball for a potential first time shot. Attitude to shoot, first touch, angles, support communication and accuracy/power rebounds. MORE

Pin Point drills for 12 to 15 Year olds- part 3

Pin Point

in Fun soccer games, Shooting

This fun game works on passing and shooting low and accurately. Good passing and movement, attitude to shooting, accuracy before power and follow ups. MORE

How to coach the instep technique - part 1

The instep technique

in Practice plans, Shooting

Perfecting striking the ball with the instep, which is sometimes called “the laces” part of the boot, will improve your players’ performance when it come to shooting with power from distance and hitting longer, “driven” passes. MORE

How to coach swerve shots - part 1

Swerve shot

in Practice plans, Shooting

Swerving the ball using the inside of the foot is easier, but learning this rarely used skill will give players the option of using the same foot to bend shots around the other side of their opponents. MORE

How to coach shooting across the keeper - part 1

Shoot across the keeper

in Practice plans, Shooting

Shooting low across the keeper is a good technique to acquire because it effectively gives you two chances of scoring. Firstly, the initial shot might go in. Secondly, because it takes time for the keeper to dive low, the ball might be parried and team mates following up rebounds can score. MORE

How to coach penalty box finishing drills- part 1

Penalty box finishing

in Practice plans, Shooting

This week’s session is designed to improve your players’ ability to score goals inside the penalty box using one or two-touch finishing. Deadly finishers include Robin van Persie (Manchester United and Netherlands) and Radamel Falcao (Monaco and Columbia). MORE

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