The one, who doesn't score a goal, can't win. That's why everyone should focus on shots on goal once in a while.
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Dribbling course and shot on goal
Set up two small goals (Width 5m). 15m in front of each goal you place one cone. With a distance of 5m from the cone, you set up four poles and one starting cone. The team will be divided into two groups and will line up at station 1 (S1) and station 2 (S2).
The first player of each station starts dribbling with high velocity through the course. Different kind of moves and forms of dribbling should be demanded of the players. After the player gets past the poles and reaches the last cone, he will bring the ball to his outside foot, to perform a goal shot. The coach can give different signals, to tell the player where the ball should be placed.
The Volley Shot – An effective shooting drill
Two big goals with a minimum distance of 15 meters should be set up next to eachother. Place a cone, about 20meters in front of each goal. Two assistants line up next to the goal with enough soccer balls and one goalkeeper per goal will be taking their position – The rest of the them will be divided to the two stations S1 and S2.
The assistants will throw the ball in the direction of the respective station. By doing so they give the starting signal for the first player in line to start moving. He will attempt a volley shot, after a maximum of one bounce of the ball. If the ball is thrown from the player’s left side, he will execute the shot with his right foot and the other way round. The ball should be thrown in different curves and spins to increase the level of difficulty. After executing the goal shot, players collect the ball and move behind the goals towards the next station. Count your goals and make your goals count – Which player has the highest score after five rounds on both stations?
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Shooting Drill – Precision from distance
Place two big goals next to eachother, with a distance of at least 15m in between. Two poles on each goal line divide the goal in thirds. Put another pole 25m in front of the two goals. 3 cones, behind the pole, mark the shooting area (see drawing). The players will then line up at station 1 and 2.
The first player of each station starts dribbling towards the pole at the same time, after the coach has given the start signal. Both players try to get around the pole as tight as possible (Consider the player coming from the other side). As soon as the players have passed the pole, the coach will give a signal on where to shoot the ball. The goal shot must take place inside the shooting area. S1 will use the right foot and S2 the left.
Count the goals – Who has the highest score after 5 rounds at each station?
Reaction game – quick pass & direct shot on goal
Set up a field of approx. 40m x 20m. One big goal and a goalkeeper on both ends of the field. Set up two stations opposite of each other, near the halfway line – Set up a cone goal as an orientation mark approx. 5m in front of stations. Divide team into two groups and make them line up at the two stations. One ball at one of the two cone goal – a lot of balls near the goalkeepers.
The exercise starts with the two front players running towards the cone goal. They then start passing the ball to each other continuously. Both goalkeepers are in possession of a ball. On the Coach’s signal “Go!” the two players stop the passing game and move towards the goal on their right side. The goalkeeper now passes the ball to them – vary passing angles to increase difficulty! The player tries to take a volley shot at the goal. As soon as both players have shot their ball the next players start moving towards the cone goals.
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