Soccer Shooting Guide
Every soccer player wants to hear the rippling of the net and see the ball fly past the keeper’s outstretched grasp. This is why soccer shooting skill is not only as important as dribbling and passing, but also a favorite skill to learn.
Shooting is complex because it involves so many movements that need to come together perfectly. No other skill requires such constant training and tweaking. This is especially hard for players who don’t have proper training, and have to rely on the guess-and-check method.
With training, you will master the art of soccer shooting. Let’s put the ball in the back of the net!
Soccer Shooting Guide Contents
- How to Kick a Soccer Ball
- The Parts of a Soccer Ball
- Types of Soccer Shots
- Where to Shoot
- Looking to Shoot
- Shooting While Running
- Soccer Shooting Tips
- Soccer Shooting Drills
Learn How to Kick a Soccer Ball
The correct procedure is everything when it comes to shooting. Some of the parts of the procedure may seem basics to an advancing player, but I can’t stress enough how important it is for every player to at least skim through this article.
The how to kick a soccer ballarticle goes over all the steps you need to take while taking a shot. There are twelve steps in total, and when all the steps are followed correctly, you will pull off a great shot.
The Parts of a Soccer Ball
Learning what the different parts of the ball do is simple, and yet very vital. In this article you will learn how to choose where the ball goes and how to keep it low and high.
Types of Soccer Shots
There are many different soccer shots that you need to master. The types of shots are:
- Standard shot
- Bending shot
- Straight shot
- Chip shot
- Toe shot
Mastering these shots will take you to the next level as a finisher.
Where to Shoot
Really thinking about striking the ball in the correct place will drastically improve the amount of goals you score. Learn how to fake out the goalie, use either power and accuracy, and why low shots are better than high ones.
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Looking to Shoot
By now you have learned a lot about shooting the ball, but it is no use if you don’t know how to get a shot off in a game. This article teaches you that shooting into a crowd isn’t bad, getting over fear of shooting, and when to use different types of soccer shots
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Shooting While Running
Blasting a ball into the upper ninety? Easy-peasy. Shooting while sprinting? Not so much. This article teaches you how to shoot while running, a skill that few players learn.
Soccer Shooting Tips
Having learned all you can about shooting, there are still some general tips that can help you shoot better. Our Soccer Shooting Tips articles gives you some general tips that will improve your shot.
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Soccer Shooting Drills
These soccer shooting drills will allow you to take what you’ve learned and apply it,
They will help you develop the muscle memory necessary to shoot well.