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.

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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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Volley skills soccer drill

Soccer drill to boost volley skills

Coaching your players to volley will give them the technique to score goals when the ball is bouncing or when they're receiving flighted passes. Use the following unopposed soccer drill and coaching tips to get them practising these vital soccer skills.What to look for in this volley soccer drill Shooting and scoring goals. Developing technique […]

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Wall pass and shooting test soccer drill

Warm up your players with the help of a wall pass and shooting test soccer drill. Training drill set up You will need two teams of players and a goalkeeper for this drill. Get one team to work as wall passers and one team as shooters. The shooting player enters the area and makes two […]

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Soccer coaching drill for controlling high balls

I’ve been getting my young players to use soccer drills that work on controlling high balls. It’s a soccer skill that players need to set themselves up for a shot at goal. I can remember Eric Cantona of Manchester Utd and Leeds fame commenting that every night he threw balls high into the air and […]

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