Shooting with training defender

Shooting with defender

ORGANISATION:

Set up and area 15x30yrds with 2 full size soccer goals. Balls are positioned next to the posts of the goals. R1 and R2 represent rebound players positioned on the sides.

INSTRUCTIONS:

The GK feeds a bal to one side or the other using either feet or hands, The player on the other side becomes a recovering (trailing) defender. On the first touch of the attacking player a player on the opposite side to which the ball was played enters the field to finish possible rebounds.

SCORING:

None.

KEY COACHING POINTS:

Good driven shooting technique (Knee & Shoulder over ball, non-kicking foot, etc.)
Correct technique for each attempt on goal.
Hit the target (force a save from the goal keeper).
Shots should be low and hard.
Side foot (in-step finish) on close range shots.
Finish at game speed.
Player entering field should be looking for rebounds.

VARIATIONS:

2 Touch finishes.
1 Touch finishes.
Require one foot finishing (i.e. left or right).

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS:

Make sure the GK’s have a good supply of balls and distribute quickly after a shot is taken. This ensures everyone gets a lot of shots in. Shooting soccer drills should be fun and challenge the goal keeper. Shooting is one of the most valued skills in football and should be practiced often!