MLS Playoffs And 3 Great Shooting Drills

Shooting on goal

 

 

 

 

 

MLS Playoffs and 3 great shooting drills to help young soccer players improve their skills.

With the New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas winning the first two matches to move on, leaving

Sporting KC 2013 MLS Champions watching at home for the 2014 MLS Cup rolls on. Vancouver

Whitecaps were no match for the red hot FC Dallas team who many think is the squad to watch out for.

Next up will be Columbus Crew vs New England Rev’s and LA Galaxy takes on RSL which all be tough

matches with very potent offensive attacking teams. Seattle Sounders come in with best MLS

record this season and DC United return after a tough 2013 season for United, which seems hungry

to bring home the cup. Bradley Wright Phillips had a great 2014 season knocking in 27 goals only to

tie the MLS record putting the New York Red Bulls into the playoffs. Watching the great MLS players

shooting on goal, all came from years of practicing with drills to perfect striking skills to put that ball

in the back of the net. Enjoy the MLS Playoffs and 3 great shooting drills to help young soccer players improve their skills.



Teaching Shielding Techniques And Free Kick Success

Around the wall free kick

 

 

 

Teaching shielding techniques and free kick success can give an offense some quick opportunities

to score a big goal. Learning how to hold onto the ball and shielding from defenders can be a way

to get a foul, setting up your offense for a game turning goal. Back in youth soccer we used Coerver

System and worked with feints, hard chops at cutting with the ball, and just keeping your body between

the ball/defender. Quick starts and stops with the ball and giving up some ground to buy time for support

help to show as you maintain control is so important to making the defense to react to you. Sometimes

the defense creates a foul, giving your offense a free kick. Misdirection is always the key to a good free

free kick. Keep defenders guessing who on the offense might get the shot. Making false runs with

offensive players keeps the defenders less focused on the shooter. Having players fake as if they are

going to shoot can freeze the defense for that one split second for the real shot to go through. If you

have a good set play and want to share it with TheSoccerInfo staff, please send it through our contact

us page. Enjoy the video examples about teaching shielding techniques and free kick success can give

an offense some quick opportunities to score a big goal.




Three Best Shooting Drills For U10 to U16

Real Salt Lake vs Portland

 

 

 

 

 

Three best shooting drills for U10 to U16 knowing all positional field players will be called upon in

sometime in a game to shoot on goal, hoping to at least keep the ball on frame(goal). The key tips

are below and links to the drills. Number one, keep your knee over the ball as you strike the shot, this

will help in shooting the ball over the goal. Number two, don’t over power the ball, the idea is to hit it

clean and straight, too much power means over the bar. Number three, try not the lean back, keep your

body straight or slightly over the ball will keep it down for the most part. Remember many times a shot

is many times just a hard pass if you can picture that in your mind as you are preparing for the shot.

Also, angles are more important than power and speed of the ball, power comes later as you get better

technique. Final tip, a ball on goal(target) has a chance to score, it’s better to hit the ball slightly softer

to insure a chance to score. MLS Cup is coming soon, watch for some great shooting to win a championship, that will be you one day. [Read more…]

Best Soccer Drills For Ball Control And Looking Around

fc dallas ball control

 

 

 

 

 

Best soccer drills for ball control and looking around when seeing the field. Dribbling

and knowing where your defenders are as you control the ball is an important skill to

master every year you play. Being able to dribble with speed and look behind yourself

is crucial for attacking play and putting pressure on defenders. Using quick 30 second

mini drills and moving from skill to skill is vital in working on speed of the game. As the

dribbling gets the ball into dangerous area’s, the passing will set up the shooting. Fast paced

short crosses in the 6 yard line area in front of the goal can produce goal chances for offenders.

Along with practice on volley shots and taking long shots on goal keeping the ball on frame

produces danger on the defense. Check out these best soccer drills for ball control and looking

around as you see in these MLS matches great results. [Read more…]

Drills For Soccer Skills Keeping The Ball On Target

Rev's vs Union MLS

 

 

 

 

 

Drills for soccer skills keeping the ball on target is one key elements soccer coaches look for from

time to time. Knowing that all positional field players will be called upon in some game to shoot on

goal, hoping to at least keep the ball on frame(goal). The key tips are:

1. Keep your knee over the ball as you strike the shot, this will help in shooting the ball over the goal

2. Don’t over power the ball, the idea is to hit it clean and straight, too much power means over the bar

3. Try not the lean back, keep your body straight or slightly over the ball will keep it down for the most part

4. The shot is many times just a hard pass if you can picture that in your mind as you are preparing for the shot

5. Angles are more important than power and speed of the ball, power comes later as you get better technique

6. A ball on goal(target) has a chance to score, it’s better to hit the ball slightly softer to insure a chance to score

Many drills have been shown for teaching goal scoring, here are some MLS results of drills for soccer

skills keeping the ball on target. [Read more…]