Training Articles

7 Tips for Effective Soccer Shooting

Sun, 09/20/2015 - 2:58pm -- Coach_A

"You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take." --Wayne Gretzky.

Gretzky may have been a hockey player, but his quote about scoring goals is true in any sport--including soccer. A lot of students in our EduKick soccer camps and boarding schools start out with hesitation to shoot. We teach them take advantage of every opportunity. If you never shoot, you'll never score.

Here are a few tips to help you make every shot count:

 

Soccer shooting tips:

 

Shield the Ball from a Defender

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:02am -- admin

Position your body between the defender and the soccer ball once you maintain possession. The stronger you are, the harder it can be for the opponent to steal the ball from you.
Remember to control the ball with the outside foot—the foot that is further away from the defender. Again, this can give you more distance between you and the defender.

Lean on your back foot, placing most of your weight on that foot. This can allow the foot with the ball to use smaller touches, keeping the defender at bay.

Roll & Scissor Dribbling Move

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 10:01am -- admin

Begin dribbling the soccer ball at full speed. Be sure to stay on balance during the dribble. If a player is off-balance then it makes the scissors turn move very difficult to complete. Decide which foot to use for the scissors turn move. Base this decision on the position of the defenders and your position relative to the goal. If the defender is shading to the right, use the right foot as the scissor foot and vice versa for the defender on the left side.

Training Videos

How To Shoot With Power

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 9:46am -- admin
Shoot a soccer ball with the top part of the foot to get a clean and strong kick. Strike a soccer ball with tips from a professional soccer player in this free video on soccer.

Juggling

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 9:40am -- admin
Learn how to juggle a soccer ball in this free beginner soccer lesson on video, with training in basic skills and moves.