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Corner Shot

Objective:

  • To develop accurate passing and shooting with both feet.

  • To gain a simple understanding of corner kicks.

Target:

  • To record the number of the team's scoring attempts that succeed in 20 shots, and keep score at each practice as an incentive to improve.

Organization

  • Place balls in one corner of playing area.

  • Coach rolls ball by foot or by hand.

  • Coach shouts "Go!" and player at first cone must go around second cone.

  • Shooting player goes behind goal to retrieve the shot, and then returns to end of line.

  • No goalkeeper, so players are encouraged to kick accurately to succeed.

  • Change players and cones to opposite side.

  • Progression (this is more difficult, so let them master the simpler practice first): players take corner kick themselves; employ a simple rotation of players.

 

Teaching

  • As players become better, narrow the goal or deliver quicker passes.

  • Point out that most shots in illustration will be taken with the left foot (most will be predominantly right-footed). Bias the service to encourage left (or right footed) shots.

  • Total concentration: head down, eyes on the ball.

  • Encourage accuracy rather than power shooting.

  • Use inside of foot - like a hockey stick.

  • Encourage players to strive to become "two-footed."

Progressions

  • If you are just starting to use these Lesson Plans refer to the Corner Shot progressions in the U7 Lesson Plans.

  • Increase the speed of the service and the distance the shooter receives the ball from goal.