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My forwards are not scoring goals.

My forwards are not scoring goals. and i spend half of my sessions on finishing drills. What can i do about this?

You could work on getting the ball forward more, so maybe do sessions about transition play and so when your defence have the ball, ho wquick can you get it to the forwards and create a goal. Good luck

all the drills in the world wont help if you have got strikers that arent hungry, a good striker should be able to sniff out free space for a shooting opportunity and sometimes you just cant teach that, try giving the strikers position to others in the team with pace and vision (a good midfield player perhaps) if they are young they will love the chance to prove themselves in front of goal.

There are many strikers in youth soccer who tend to stand and wait for their team mates to get them the ball. You should encourage your strikers to move continually which will create space and allow a midfielder to serve them a ball in a place where they have a better chance of scoring. Have your strikers check away from the spot they would like to receive the ball then check back at full pace in hopes the midfielder will deliver the ball in a timely fashion.

In my opinion, if you are working on finishing skills in training, and the forwards are not getting the goals, I would check how many chances the team is creating for the forwards. There are two ways of looking at the problem : 1. If you are getting the chances and not scoring, then maybe as suggested before, the wrong player(s) is / are playing up front. 2. If you are not scoring because you are not creating the chances then you may need to work on players further back in the team. Possession games with the emphasis on getting the ball forward at every chance would be my preference there. Good Luck !!

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