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.


Soccer drill to get players shooting at an angle

Use this soccer (football) drill to get your young attackers shooting from angles. You are coaching them to use basic football tactics that will make it much harder for the goalkeeper to dive across and save the shot. Set up soccer (football) drill Use half the pitch and a normal sized goal – use whichever […]

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Soccer coaching tips for strikers

A useful soccer coaching tip for your young strikers is to get them to make the 18-yard box their home, as 80 per cent of goals are scored from here. Key soccer coaching tips for strikers Too many strikers hang around the fringes of the action, instead of being drawn – automatically – to the […]

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Coach your strikers to be loners on the pitch

To maximise the skills and success of your young strikers, coach them in soccer drill sessions to become loners on the pitch, making sure they are always on the lookout for any opportunity to take on defenders one-on-one. Key soccer coaching tips for strikers While it is great to have a striking partner, your strikers […]

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Soccer coaching tips for a mobile forward line

In your soccer drill training sessions, a good tip is to coach your strikers to show them how a mobile forward line will score goals. Key soccer (football) coaching tips for strikers Drift probe for weaknesses, then exploit them. Think like a predator. There is no doubt that a controlled and tight structure is best […]

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Long shot soccer drill

Every player in your soccer (football) team should be able to shoot from a distance, especially your midfielders and attackers. And when they are running in on goal they need to be able to put in the tap-ins. Use this soccer drill to coach both these skills. Long shot soccer drill This is a good […]

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Soccer drill to get players shooting across the goal

This soccer coaching drill session is about encouraging your players to shoot across the goal, giving the team two chances to score – direct from the shot or following up the rebound, if the goalkeeper makes a save. This soccer (football) coaching drill will also help to get players more confident shooting with either foot. […]

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How to coach running with the ball

Run control turn and shoot soccer training drill

Running onto a pass, controlling it, then running with the ball – these core soccer skills are essential in matches, so make sure your young players practise them frequently in their soccer coaching drill sessions. I use this all-round soccer drill to give my players a good soccer coaching session running with, and without, the […]

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High and low striker

Soccer coaching session to get players combining for shots on goal

This soccer training session shows the advantage of forwards playing off each other and combining with the midfield to create scoring opportunities but it is designed for coaching advanced players. It will not work with young or inexperienced players. Coach your attackers to get involved in the build-up. They'll need good support from midfielders who […]

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Gamble on the top corner

Soccer coaching tips for penalties

What is the best tactic to coach players to try when taking a penalty? Should players wait for the goalkeeper to move or hit it low and hard into the bottom corner without looking at the goalkeeper? Research carried out by Liverpool John Moores University in the UK suggests something different. According to Professor Tom […]

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Accurate shooting

Soccer drill to put 1v1 shooting skills to the test

To improve your attackers’ chances of scoring in 1v1s, you need to test the skills discussed in Soccer coaching tips to help attackers in 1v1 against the keeper. Once you have told your players how to do this, advance the drill so they are receiving a pass and running into the penalty area. Remind your […]

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