“I always look forward to shooting drills. One of my favourites is really basic, but it’s very effective.
Take up a position slightly back from the corner of the 18-yard-box on either wing. Position a
team-mate just inside the box, with a passive defender standing in front of them.
Have your team-mate step off the defender and show for a pass, play the ball into his feet and
cut inside to receive a return ball played around the defender into your path.
Take a touch and shoot, or shoot first-time. Aim for the far corner. This is a shot goalkeepers
find difficult to save because they’ve got to cover their near-post as well.
This drill doesn’t just have to be used for players coming in off the sideline. You can set up this drill all around the 18-yard-box.
This drill works really well because it replicates a realistic game situation. This happens week-in, week-out on the pitch and practice makes perfect.”
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