The aim is to learn correct shooting technique in order to accurately and consistently score goals.

Organisation: 1 post, 1 ball, 1 shooter. Take up a stationary position close to the post. Use the techniques listed in the coaching points to perfect your shooting skill. 

Coaching Points

Ready Position

  • Feet in a comfortable forward facing position, not too far apart
  • Balanced position, with equal weight on both feet and hips facing the front
  • Ball held by dominant hand and high above the head. Fingers point back and are slightly open, ball sits in your hand.
  • Second hand is placed at the side of the ball to steady its position
  • Elbows slightly flexed, lined in the direction of the post.

Execution

  • Focus on a point above the ring to give height to your shot
  • Power through the ankles by pushing up through slightly flexed knees
  • Maintain balanced position
  • Flex elbows not allowing the ball to drop behind your head
  • Wrist flicks as the ball is released off the fingers in order to create a backwards spin
  • Fingers follow the ball on a high trajectory towards the post, dropping in to the ring
  • Aim to drop the ball through the net without it touching the ring