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.



Chipping And Passing Soccer Drills U9 To U16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chipping the ball is a skill that makes good players great, if they can control it in small space/area.

Teaching how to lean back a bit and with 20 yard to 30 yard distance between players, work it in every

practice. Eventually if you can work it to a 12 yd to 18 yd area, that will take real touch to control it.

Chipping drill ideas below. [Read more…]

Chivas USA Chop The Portland Timbers 2-1 In A Close Match

 

 

 

 

 

 

The men in green fall to the red, white and dark blue of Chivas USA, in a close match.

Portland jumps out to a 1-0 lead with a defensive mix up from the Chivas squad.

Two nasty headers from Chivas offensive players wins the match. Great crosses off

the wingers foot of Ryan Smith, and Chivas USA wins it in the 82nd minute. [Read more…]