Lining up in front of the goal and shooting can improve our skills, but only to a certain point. The exercise we will show you has more dynamic game based situations with passing and shooting. The exercise is called Situational Soccer Attack, and it will help players improve their agility, ball control, footwork and of course shooting. The drill is made of three sections, each one simulating game like situations with passing and shooting from different angles.
For this drill we will need Agility cones, a speed latter and a set of Kinetic Bands.
Setting it up
For the first phase you will need to place three cones in a straight line perpendicular to the goal and eight yards appart. After that you place the Ladder paralel to the goal. And finnaly you place three rows of three cones placed side by side. You will also need a ball and a pair of Kinetic Bands which you strap on your legs.
The first phase consists of running backwards, turning and sprinting. Star at the first cone then run backwards to the second one, then turn and sprint to the third cone. At the end you shoot the ball that is placed on the ground. For the first phase you need to make sure that your arms are working correct and you lift your knees up while running.
The second phase starts when you come to the Ladder. You will run laterally over the Ladder placing each foot in the square. At the end of the Ladder you have a ball that you cross-pass to the other side. After that you go on to the last phase. In this phase the arms need to be in a dynamic movement from beggining to the end so the feet can work fast.
Fort he last phase there will be three lines of three cones waiting for you. You need weave from one side to the other, and once you are at the end shoot the ball a the goal. While weaving from one side of the cones to another make sure your footwork is fast and under control.
You should complete six resisted sets, three from the right side of the goal to the left and three from the left side to the right. After six resisted sets, you will unstrap your bands and do two more sets, one from each side without the bands on. Because it will be harder to mantain balance you will need toput extra emphasis on maintaining it.
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