COACHING SESSION: SHOOTING FROM SQUARE PASSES 1
 

1) The server plays the ball into the attacker who must either take one touch before striking the shot or shoot first-time.

2) Here, he hits the shot first-time which is saved by the goalkeeper. He now goes to the back of the queue and the original server now becomes the shooting player. The session is then repeated.

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Organisation:
- Half football field + normal size goal.
- Group of players + goalkeeper.
 
Variations:

- Add a defender to close down and pressure shooting player.
- C
hange to other side of pitch (to use other foot) or set up two simultaneous sessions with another goal opposite with two groups of players.
- Alter the pass to change the shooting angle (i.e. into wide position).
- The shooting player stands with his back to goal and lets the ball run across his body before turning and striking with his left foot.
- See variation 2.

 
Tips:
- Concentrate on the delivery of the initial pass and the quality of the shot always aiming to hit the target (e.g. keep the shots low).
- If a first-touch is taken, this must be quick and set up an immediate shooting opportunity.
 

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