Basic Shooting Tips

  • Observe the goalkeepers positioning in the goal; did they leave a gap that you can exploit?
  • Shoot when it is the best option (don't listen to spectators telling you to shoot the ball)
  • Aim for the lower third of the goal, particularly in the corners
  • Select the best shooting technique; laces or in-step, inside the foot, etc.
  • Make sure your non-kicking foot is positioned correctly
  • Keep your head down and your eyes on the ball when striking
  • Keep your body over the ball and follow through (land on performing foot)
  • Make good contact with the middle to the top half of the ball
  • Shoot across the keeper; tougher for them to hold these shots, ball can be deflected back into play
  • Maintain your composure; don't hesitate
  • Accuracy vs Power