Small-sided games are a great way to give your players lots of touches of the ball and get them back on track for playing matches. Try these four small-sided games that work on different aspects of your players’ technique. A great tactic to practice in a small-sided game is counter-attacking after winning the ball at... MORE
Kevin Nicholson Total Finishing – complete session
With such a high percentage of goals, from grassroots to professional level, scored inside the penalty area, Kevin has come up with a series of drills focused on finishing from close range as well of ways of working the ball into the box.
“The smart time investment from coaches when it comes to shooting is working on headers, volleys, right-foot shots, left-foot shots and first-time finishes in and around the box,” says Kevin. “Repetition is a vital element of training and these drills ensure players are getting plenty of opportunities to shoot in situations that closely replicate a match environment. They also provide practice for working the ball into the box, be it a cross, passing move or someone pulling the ball back from the by-line.”