Archive | 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.


Manchester United

David Beckham used to improve his free-kicks at United by firing the ball through a car tyre hanging from a goal. This fun activity will improve your players in the same way Why use it Becks was famous for his free-kicks, often winning games for Manchester United with his lethal setpiece strikes. When he first […]

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Power And Place

If your strikers have lost their scoring boots and can’t hit the goal no matter how many attempts they have on match day, get them back on track with this fun shooting game Why use it This game is focused on scoring goals and getting your striker back to his deadly best. It gives all […]

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Game to identify talented penalty takers

Every player loves taking penalties – even if they aren't very good at it. Practising penalties gives you a chance to look at your players' kicking skills and techniques and also lets you see who might be good to take penalties in a match.There is definitely an art to penalty taking, and training drill sessions […]

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drill to get strikers coping with shooting, volleying, heading, from different starting points

Soccer drill to boost striker skills and awareness

Strikers find themselves in all sorts of situations during a game, so you have to coach them in training drill sessions to prepare them for what they will face. Try this soccer drill to help players become more aware of what is going on around them and able to react at full speed and intensity. […]

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Soccer drill for long range shooting

Long-range shooting has a big role to play in youth soccer. If you can, get a couple of early long-range shots in at the opposition goalkeeper before they have had a chance to settle down. You will often see them fumble the ball or not see it at all and give chances to players running […]

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Quick soccer drill for 1v1 skills

Working on 1v1 is important and this soccer drill is ideal for this and great for soccer coaches because it’s quick and doesn’t leave the rest of the squad standing around getting bored. In a 1v1 situation both defender and attacker must be alert and try to read the other player. Drill set up For […]

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Soccer finishing drill to boost decision making skills

ABC soccer finishing drills promote independent thought and improve your players’ decision making skills. Introduce the following ABC finishing drill to your team and reap the benefits in your next match. If you walk your players through what you have to do in a soccer drill you will get a much better response when they […]

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Soccer drill to improve scoring instincts

This is an excellent soccer drill to get your players ready to score goals on match days. It’s all about improving shooting and heading skills. But most of all your players are going to have a lot of fun doing it. Drill the team to score goals Getting your players scoring more goals means you […]

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Finishing circuit drill to put striker skills to the test

This is a testing 1v1 finishing circuit to put your strikers through their paces as they face a different challenge at each stage of the drill. Players are constantly on the move, answering questions in both attacking and defending situations. The emphasis in the following soccer drills is on movement with the ball and shooting […]

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