Instep Shooting Drill

This soccer shooting drill focuses on the instep drive. This shooting technique is an essential method of striking a ball when shooting. The instep drive hits the shot with the shoelace part of the foot with the toe pointed down and the ankle locked.

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soccer instep drive shooting drill


Setup

  1. Create a grid that is 25x25 yards.
  2. Place 6 to 10 tall cones in the middle of the grid.
  3. Divide the team into groups of 2.
  4. Partners stand on opposite sides of the grid facing each other.
  5. Each group of 2 needs a ball.

Instructions

  1. Players drive the ball with their instep to their partner's side of the grid.
  2. Players are awarded a point by knocking over a cone.
  3. Any of the players on the side can return the ball by driving it with the instep of the foot while attempting to knock over a cone.
  4. The first player to reach 5 points win the match.

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Variations

  • This drill can be used for younger players to work on inside of the foot passing.

Coaching Points

  • Striking the ball with the shoelaces, toe pointed down, ankle locked.
  • The non-kicking foot should be next to the ball and slightly behind it and pointed towards the target.
  • Players should try to land on their kicking foot to use the full transfer of body weight.
  • Focus on the technique mentioned above.
  • Focus on accuracy.

Equipment Required

  • 9" Tall Cones
  • Soccer Practice or Training Balls

Drill Target Ages

  • U4, U-4, Under 4, 4 and Under
  • U5, U-5, Under 5, 5 and Under
  • U6, U-6, Under 6, 6 and Under
  • U7, U-7, Under 7, 7 and Under
  • U8, U-8, Under 8, 8 and Under
  • U9, U-9, Under 9, 9 and Under
  • U10, U-10, Under 10, 10 and Under
  • U11, U-11, Under 11, 11 and Under
  • U12, U-12, Under 12, 12 and Under

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Soccer Drill Titled: Instep Shooting Drill
Tagged: soccer instep drive shooting drill
Published by: Chris Johnson
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