Most shooting sessions are
set up where the player moves forward onto the football to shoot at goal. It
is important that players receive practice at shooting where they receive
the ball from different angles. This shooting practice involves receiving
the ball from square passes and shooting on the second touch.
two full-size goals with goalkeepers that are 36 yards apart (two penalty
areas). Two shooters are in the middle of the field, one shooting to goal one and the
other to goal two. They each face a line of players on the centre line who
have a ball each.
Player 2 receives a pass from the first player in line 1. He has to
receive and shoot using only his right foot and in one or two touches. At
the same time the other shooter does the same. Both shooters then join the back of
their line and are replaced
by the passer.
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Reverse the practice with the player facing line 1 shooting to goal two and
the other shooter
shooting to goal one. They will then have to control and shoot the ball with their
Remember, the players are only 18-20 yards from
goal, so encourage a short, quick first touch as this will be required in
game situations close to a crowded penalty area.
This time the shooters have their backs to goal (side-on to the passer). The
shooter allows the ball to go across his body to be controlled with his
right foot and shoot with his left foot.
The shots could either be curled toward the far
post or hit hard and low toward the near post as shown in the diagram.