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Technical Shooting

The Session:

  • Area 20x20yds with goal at one end, set-out as illustrated.
  • 6 players (incl. GK), with outfield players arranged in2’s who are active & 3 Servers.
  • Supply of balls, with 3 Servers
  • Practice starts with: 2 Attackers working in grid as a pair, receiving ball fed-in from any side.
  • A’s combine, one A shoots, partner rebounds.
  • Coach may introduce a line (e.g. 10yds from goal), inside which a shot may not be taken.
  • Server & shooter change places, to continue practice.


  • Area can be modified, depending on age & ability of players.
  • Awareness of positions & movement of all players involved in practice whilst moving to receive ball.
  • Feints to shoot at goal & supply team mates with possession.
  • Combination skills to produce scoring opportunity when D’sare introduced.
  • Assessing GK’s position & how to score.
  • Excellence in the strike of ball once the decision has been made how to beat GK.
  • Rebound all shots at goal.
  • Simple progression for this practice is:

Key Points:

  • Movement to receive ball in a half-turned position.
  • First touch of ball sets up opportunity to strike at goal or is the strike at goal.
  • Assess position of support player & GK.
  • Rebound any strike at goal from support players strike or own initial shot.