SHOOTING ON THE TURN
Dimensions: 35x30 Yard field and one goal. One cone 35 Yards from goal, a row of cones 25 yards from goal and a line of ball feeders by the goal post.
How to: set up two lines of players, one 35 yards from goal (Midfielders) the second line by the goalpost (Feeders). Each line needs a supply of soccer balls.
One player steps up to the line of cones 25 yards from goal and becomes the striker.
A ball is played into the Striker from the Midfielder, the striker takes a touch out of their feet to make space around the row of cones which act as a static defender, once the touch has been made and the space for the shot has been created the striker takes a shot on goal.
The feeder then plays a second ball into the Striker to simulate a rebound; Striker takes the second shot first time.
Rotation: Midfielder passes to the striker and steps up to become the next striker. Striker collects a soccer ball and becomes the feeder; the feeder runs to the back of the midfielder’s line.
Coaching Points: Move the soccer ball quickly out of your feet for the shot, Strikers don’t have to be the fastest player on the field, just able to create half a yard of room for a shot. Focus on taking the shot as soon as the opportunity presents itself.
Once the shot has been taken, be alert to play continuing- Be first to react to any lose ball that may present itself. Finish the rebound.
Progressions: Midfielder and Feeder supply the striker with balls from the air. Striker must control the ball and create a shooting opportunity with the midfielder’s ball. Encourage taking a shot first time on the rebound ball from the feeder.
Move the Feeder to the corner of the area; they must now supply a cross for striker to finish.