High Scoring Soccer And 3 Youth Soccer Drills

scoring soccer

 

 

 

 

High scoring soccer and 3 youth soccer drills that will help put the ball in the net.

Seeing the end result after years of practice is the exactly what pros go through to be good at soccer.

Helpful youth soccer drills will create better players, and these videos of high scoring soccer will be

everyday occurrence as the pros get better here in the US. Passing the ball through defenders into

space for your team mate to run onto it is very important to learn. Also keep your crossing the ball

into the box area between the 6 yd line and the 14 yd spot is probably the most dangerous area to

defend against. A good cut back from when you dribble to the end line should be passed back towards

the 4 yrd/ 5yd area for an easy tap-in goal when attacking the end line. Spacing with your other offensive

players is critical when someone shoots at goal, because many deflections of defenders can end up in

front of the goal, and having everyone in one spot leaves an easy goal shot as a missed chance. Brad

Davis of the Houston Dynamo is a great example of learning how to chip the ball with pace in a very

short distance. Also Brad puts the ball at the 6 yd area for his teammate to head it home, a great

example of touch on the chip and spacing of all the Dynamo players on the goal scored. Again, many

youth drills work on just touching the ball lightly to get a feel of how the ball reacts. Watch these videos

for some high scoring soccer and 3 youth soccer drills that can help get them their next goal. [Read more…]

Teaching Goal Scoring To U9,U11,U13,U14,U15,U16

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Teaching goal scoring to U9,U11,U13,U14,U15,U16 using the MLS playoffs as great examples of

pressure strikes at goal. Working in the attacking third to keep the ball moving to open space wide,

then angle back into the 6 yd/14 yd danger area is the goal of any good offensive attack. Using ball

flicks off throw in head balls to excellent follow up on half volley shots, the goal is to spread out so

defensive deflections can become sometimes your best assist. In the Sporting KC match, you will see

both, a defensive deflection in front of the net right to Aurelien Collins and a beautiful half volley follow up

from Seth Sinovic. Another important offensive technique is the free kick cross into dangerous area,

witness Morales from Real Salt Lake not only do it once but twice in the same match for great scoring

opportunities. Crossing the ball into the 6 to 14 yard mark is so important but the spacing of the players

not to all go into the same area is even more important for the chance of the ball coming open to a

better shooting angle. These MLS videos are excellent for teaching goal scoring to U9,U11,U13,U14,U15,U16 players.



Teaching Offensive Spacing For U9, U11, U13, U15, U17

chicago fire vs montreal impact

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching offensive spacing for U9, U11, U13, U15, U17 players and keeping them spread out for

successful winning soccer. As you watch successful teams, you will see clubs playing to the touch

lines, and crossing the ball into dangerous spaces knowing that many of these chances will be cleared

out by the defense. However, the good clubs will keep players 10 to 20 yards away from the first service

into the offensive wave, only to pick up these deflections and turn the second chance into a shot on goal

or another chip into a new dangerous chance. Most coaches remind midfielders not always to follow

every chip towards the goal, knowing many will be headed back. Don’t get sucked into every offensive

chip, the spacing of the players gives a better chance for multiple strikes at goal. Side volleys off of

defensive mistakes happen alot when there is good spacing on the offensive team. Play until you hear

the whistle, do not slow up your play, your spacing may lead to another goal when the defense slows

up. Watch these pro’s and see the goal results of teaching offensive spacing for U9, U11, U13, U15, U17 players. [Read more…]

Offensive Soccer Tips In The Attacking Third

Clint Dempsey Seattle Sounders

 

 

 

 

 

Offensive soccer tips in the attacking third and putting pressure on the defense is what every coach

hunts for as they watch game film. With Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan roaming the MLS, there

is no shortage of great offensive soccer brewing here in the states. Some key tips to watch for in these

MLS game film clips are watching for simple basic shots not being over powering however the shots are

kept on frame so they have a chance to score. Deflections happen, direct free kicks are stroked not over

shot, and head balls are directed downward to keep the angle tougher for the goal keeper. When

chipping the balls from the wings, shoot to keep the ball between the 6yd line and the 14yd pk spot,

that’s a deadly zone for head ball goals with power. Watch these MLS pro’s and get your own offensive

soccer tips in the attacking third. See Landon Donovan put on a clinic with a hat trick of his own. [Read more…]

Goal Scoring Lessons From MLS Top Strikers And Midfielders

MLS Montreal Impact vs Phil Union

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goal scoring lessons from MLS top strikers and midfielders, after all the hat tricks and last second

goals, this was GOAL FEST! Marco Di Vaio with a hat trick to top off a 5-3 thumping of the Philadelphia

Union from the red hot Montreal Impact. Philadelphia’s Jack McInerney could only tuck one goal away

for the Union, but Di Vaio had his way putting on a striker/scoring lesson for all to see on How To Score

A Goal. Goal scoring is an art form, take what the keeper gives you, and keep your head up to see any

quick changes the defense is giving you. In the Chicago Fire match with Real Salt Lake, there were

some great examples of flick headers to set up other scoring chances and straight on head ball goals.

Taking shots from all angles and learning how to chip over an on-coming keeper are all tricks of a top

goal scorer. Take notes from all these MLS goals.¬† MLS final is set for Dec 7th, see goals from Semi-Finals [Read more…]

What Are The Most Successful Corner Kicks ?

Corner Kick Spacing

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Are The Most Successful Corner Kicks ? Over 30 years of experience here at The Soccer Info

staff, it’s the ball chipped in between the penalty spot and the 6 yard goal kick line that creates the

most goals. Please stop playing the ball on a short pass to another teammate near the corner! That

play rarely ever gets any results and that strategy ends up playing into the defense’s hand. The best

play is to get a well paced chip pass just in front of the goal. Making the goalie to decide to come off

his line or to let his defenders clear the challenge. After watching 100’s of head ball goals, most come

from about 8 to 12 yards from the goal mouth, and is headed by an offensive player on the move.

Having players on the offense start 16 to 18 yards away, then run towards the flight of the in-swing chip,

this momentum gets the best results on strong head ball goals. Plus if the ball is chipped to deep past

the goal, always try to head the ball back to the middle again, that will give more  shot at goal.

One of the biggest challenges is having too many offensive players in the same area, spread out!

Covering all potential areas the ball could bounce to, gives your team coverage in keeping the ball in

his dangerous offensive chance to score. Please don’t play the ball short, give it chance to score,

lob it in! It’s your highest chance to score, put the ball into danger, use your advantage. [Read more…]

Soccer Fitness And Soccer Training

Soccer Practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching offense, teaching fitness, and teaching action in your practice.
Coaching thoughts on practice and how to give input during a session.
Great interview with Coach Ole Mikkelsen. Think offense, think pushing the attack. [Read more…]

Heading The Soccer Ball Drills

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Using the head to score, pass, or defend the goal is very important to a well-rounded player.

Make sure you learn how to hit the ball with your forehead is so critical in proper technique.

Also learning how to skip pass off the top of your head, can put defenders out of position,

if done right. In heading the ball on goal to score, learn to aim the ball down. Most the time ,

head balls go over the goal because of improper aim.

Heading the soccer ball is a skill that needs to be worked on every other practice. [Read more…]