If you are a high school soccer coach, then you may have been looking for some soccer shooting drills for high school kids. It’s a good thing that you showed up here!
Today, were going to take a look at a number of different drills that will help your high school kids improve their shooting technique and that will help them feel more confident when they get out on the field.
Warm Up Drills
There are a number of different soccer shooting warm up drills that you can try with your students. But first off, you should know that it’s paramount to do your warm ups both without and with a ball in tow. Warm up drills that don’t use a ball are intended to let the muscles get warm, to raise the body’s temperature and to raise the heart rate slightly.
Light running is a decent beginning to a warm-up routine. You can also add a number of different little changes to your running, including backpedaling, butt kicks, high knees, quick accelerations, and trunk rotations.
By adding these in, you can make sure that multiple parts of the body will be ready to go once you start working with the ball.
Warming up with the ball before a game helps players kick it into high gear because they have the ball at their feet and are prepared for soccer action. It’s generally an incredible thought to combine every player up with a fellow team member to pass the ball back and forth for five minutes.
Start with light passing and move into one touch and two touch passing that makes your players concentrate on the ball. Speedy toe taps are additionally extraordinary for concentrating on shooting and controlling abilities. Players ought to keep with the ball between their feet and tap it with back and forth between them. Players ought to rapidly bounce between their feet while tapping the ball from side to side. It’s additionally useful to do light sprinting in 20-yard runs.
Mentors can set up markers in an “X”formation, with players needing to sprint around the outside of each marker. Encourage your players to move gradually and focus on controlling the ball, instead of working up a sweat. Another thing that you can throw in for a warm up is synchronous passing.
Synchronous passing matches every player with a teammate, 10 yards apart and facing one another. Every player starts at his left foot, and pass the ball at the same time to the next player’s right foot. After getting the ball with his right foot, every player ought to exchange the ball to his left foot, and pass it over to his teammate’s right foot.
With this, there are two balls moving clockwise at the same exact time. You will want to encourage players to discover how rapidly they can pass the two balls without losing control.
Of course, you will then want to make sure that you focus on accuracy next. In order to shoot well, you will want your students to partake in a number of soccer shooting accuracy drills. Here are two that you can try with your students.
Ball Switching Accuracy Drill
Arrange 4-5 players for every channel. Player A goes to player B and runs to the end of the other line. Player B gets the ball, passes over the channel, and joins the inverse line. After they get the hang of it, add some movements. Here are two examples.
1. After getting the ball, pass the ball with the foot you did not receive it with (for example, if you get it with your right foot, pass it with your left, and vice versa).
2. After getting the ball, pass the ball with the foot you received it with (for example, if you get it with your right foot, pass it with your right, or do the same with the left). You can make this competitive by making it a race between two groups – the one who does it the most cleanly in a minute wins.
Rectangle Passing Drills
You will want to mark out two rectangles with 6 to 9 players in each rectangle. In this drill, you want to make sure that your students feel secure in what is going on. It involves switching a lot. For example, you have a player on each corner. Corner A passes to C, C passes to B, B passes to D.
A moves to B’s spot, B moves to C’s spot, C moves to D’s spot, D gets back into the line at A, where a new student has gone into their spot. You can make this competitive too, by seeing who can get through their formation the quickest at each rectangle. The group that finishes the most rotations in 2 minutes wins.
Finishing is also important to drill when you are working with your students. Here are two drills that you can use with your students to help them get the hang of finishing!
You want 8 or more players on two different lines, opposite one another. Each line is working toward a cone, which is 2 yards away from their own 18 yard line. The first players in each line will dribble to the outside of the cone, spinning the shot with their right foot and aiming at the goal.
Player will recover the ball, and switch lines. Each player should go about 10 to 15 times each. Switch the cones and the sides and make the players complete the same with the opposite foot. Make sure that your students are going to speed and feel comfortable twisting the shot toward the goal.
Take 8 or more players on two different lines, opposite one another. Each line is working toward a cone, which is 2 yards away from their own 18 yard line. As they’re running toward the line (without a ball), they will get a ball that is kicked to them by a coach. They will take a prep touch corner to corner past their cone and make a shot at the goal. Player will recover the ball, and switch lines.
Each player should go about 10 to 15 times each. Switch the cones and the sides and make the players complete the same with the opposite foot. This helps them get used to making a shot while moving forward toward the goal. So, as you can see, there are a lot of drills that you can try with your kids.
Don’t be afraid to get creative! There are a lot of different things that you can do and modify in order to make your students more comfortable with their soccer shooting techniques. If you have soccer shooting technique drills that you want to share that we haven’t listed here, make sure that you leave a comment and let us know!
As coaches, we are all still learning and want to make sure that our kids get the best engagement that they can in order to be the best soccer players that they can be. Good luck on the field!