The final moment before you shoot on net will greatly determine how accurate your shot will be and how likely you are to score. Many players don’t even look to see where the goalie is positioned and often strike the ball as hard as they can and hope for the best. However, there is a routine you should get in the habit of doing each and every time right before you shoot the ball which will increase your scoring chances every time.
Every off-season should be used to work on your weaknesses. Ask your coach and feelow teammates for feedback as to what areas of your game you need to improve. You may already have an idea which areas they are.
The intention of a corner kick is to score off of a header or rebound. However, often times though the ball is cleared out to the top of the 18-yard box. The offensive player standing there is now able to have a direct shot on net. These shots should almost always result in a goal. Take advantage of these opportunities and make the best of them.
How often do you shoot on net from 40 yards out? I’m not talking about 25 yards or even 35 yards. I’m talking, literally shooting from 40 yards out. Perfecting the shot from this distance can help any player become a very dangerous shooter from anywhere outside the box.
Mistakes happen, they’re inevitable. The important thing is to learn from them. You want to make sure that they never happen again…or at least decrease the likelihood that they re-surface. For this blog I would like to demonstrate how a lapse in concentration can lead to a big mistake – a game changing mistake.
Every soccer player has heard of Brazilian legend Pele. Even most non soccer fans have heard of him. But what most people don’t know about him – including soccer fans – is the way he scored goals. Pele scored over 1,000 career goals therefore he must know a thing or two about putting the ball in the back of the net. So why not study him and improve your finishing abilities?
“I don’t believe there is such a thing as a ‘born’ soccer player. Perhaps you are born with certain skills and talents, but quite frankly it seems impossible to me that one is actually born to be an ace soccer player.” – Pele
So you think you’ve got the dribbling skills to nutmeg the best? Your bicycle kick wows all of your friends? Think of yourself as the second coming of Lionel Messi? All these showboat moves mean nothing unless you know the basics fundamentals of soccer.