Shooting



 

Shooting - Driven Shot

  • Angle of approach - off center
  • Head up to observe the position of the GK
  • Head down at the point of contact
  • Non-kicking foot places to side, slightly behind the ball
  • Ankle locked, toe down
  • Contact ball will vary depending on target area
  • Contact foot - laces (instep)
  • Body weight forward, chest and knee over the ball at contact
  • Follow through landing on striking foot

Shooting - High Inside Curl

  • Angle of approach - off center
  • Head up to observe position of GK
  • Head down at the point of contact
  • Non-kick of the foot is placed to the side of the ball
  • Contact is foot with the side of the foot on the outside of the ball
  • Lean back to help elevate the ball
  • Follow through comes back to the center of the body

Shooting - Driven Shot across the GK

  • Angle of approach - off center
  • Head up to observe the position of the GK
  • Head down at the point of contact
  • Non-kicking foot places to side, hips turn to face the far post as the player strikes
  • Contact on the ball is with the laces
  • Follow through landing on the striking foot

Shooting - Outside Curl

  • Angle of approach - straight
  • Head up to observe the position of GK
  • Head down at the point of contact
  • Non-kicking foot is placed behind the ball
  • Contact is foot with the outside of the foot on the inside of the ball
  • Follow through moves across the body and forward

Shooting - Low Inside Curl

  • Angle of approach - off center
  • Head up to observe position of GK
  • Head down at the point of contact
  • Non-kicking foot is placed to the side of the ball
  • Contact is made with the side of the foot on the outside of the ball
  • Follow through comes back to the center of the body

Shooting - Chip

  • Angle of approach - straight
  • Head up to observe the position of GK
  • Head down at the point of contact
  • Strike through the bottom of the ball with the laces
  • Sole of the foot drags the ground on contact
  • Body weight upright, very little follow through required

Shooting - Side Volley

  • Assess the flight of the ball
  • Knee of the kicking foot over the ball
  • Short back swing, strike above the middle of the ball with the laces
  • Follow through with the foot coming down to the ground, toe pointed down

Shooting - Half Volley

  • Be light on your feet to adjust to the flight of the ball
  • Strike the ball as it rises off the ground
  • Body weight moves forward throughout the motion
  • Contact above the middle of the ball
  • Follow through is short to ensure good contact
  • Guide the ball into the open area of the goal
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