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Long Range Shooting over a Defender

I'm a short GA (5'3) and I can shoot decently from mid range and short range (although mid range is where I prefer shooting from). I'd like to get better at long range shooting, but I'm not really sure how. I can get in long goals sometimes when I'm practicing at the post but during training with a defender (who is tall), it is a very hard task. During matches, it's closer to impossible, although I've gotten the occasional long goal in because the defender decided to stand for a rebound instead of marking haha. But I'd like to be able to get these goals in consistently [over a defender] – not just because it was a lucky shot. Any tips on how? It'd be appreciated.

Hi Niki,


The closer you are to the post, you increase your chance of a successful shot and almost take height out of the equation, therefore improving agility, movement patterns and tactics in the circle to consistently receive the ball closer to the post is almost more beneficial than practicing long shots. Improving your long range shooting will just come from practice practice practice - repetition. Also if you can practice in a match like scenario with defenders that will help!


Matt

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