An amazing trick for scoring: aim above keeper’s shoulder

Here’s a little trick to take the keeper by surprise and fire the ball straight in the net. Apparently, keepers find it particularly difficult to save balls that are just above their shoulder so there is a vulnerable sweet spot just there.

This video clip shows you how to set up to aim and lift the ball straight to this spot. Here, the coach ties some cones on to the back of the net to mark where the attacker should be aiming.

There’s a particularly interesting bit at the end of the clip where the coach trains the striker to fire over the keepers shoulder or head from right of the net. It looks an impossible shot and most keepers would expect the player to send the ball to a goal hanger. But instead, the striker aims and hits the back of the net unexpectedly.

Tricky skills, but worth it if you can master them.

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Author: Liz Hollis

I am a journalist, media and content consultant.