Hi! I’m Mark Wilson from United Soccer Academy.
We are here today with Expert Village and we are taking a look at shooting. Now we are
going to focus on taking shoots from a tight angle. When we do this, we are usually are
on the right side or the left side of the goal, and the goalkeeper is position at the
front post. It is a tight angle shot, so our technique is different when we shoot as follows.
We push the ball out to the side normally past the defender, and then we place our non
kicking foot besides the ball. This forces us to turn our hips around to try and strike
cleanly through the ball across the front of the goal keeper and into the back post
area of the goal. We are looking to try and score a goal; however, from this tight of
an angle, we may force the goal keeper to push the ball out for another oncoming striker
to take a follow up shot. Let’s see that with our demonstrators. You create a tight angle,
and the importance from this angle is that we really get our hips and push out our hips
turned around the soccer ball to finish into the back corner. We will see that one more
time. The goalkeeper position in the near post, we use our hips to turn and shoot towards
the far post, and that is how we take shots.