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Opposed shooting- how to score more goals

I need some opposed shooting drills to improve my teams goal scoring ratio. Unopposed drills have not been working, and I really need to avoid cueing - any ideas ?

Hi James,


Opposed shooting drills are great as they have a much greater representation of what you would likely face in a match situation. As you say, they also get more people involved in the drill to maintain player engagement and stop players getting cold!


Here's a great drill to get you started! You can find more like this under the 'Shooting & Goalscoring' drills tab!


Archie

Opposed Shooting: Flick and Push

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Description:

- Two active players (one forward, one defender) and a feeder
- The feeder passes the ball into the forward, while the defend puts pressure on the forward
- The forward should push or the flick the ball at goal
- The defender becomes the new forward


Coaching Points:

- The forward should have plenty of time to get their shot off, and therefore shouldn't rush the trap
- The shot at goal should be aimed at the sideboards, and not slammed into the keeper
- The forward should be trapping and shooting. No need to move the ball
The goalkeeper should be aware of the defenders position, and should therefore position themselves accordingly

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