By Jeff Nachmani

Often times what a beginner is hesitant to learn and execute in soccer game is shooting. The fear of missing is so much that often players do not even take a chance at it. One thing that you should always keep in mind is that every single time you do not shoot because you’ll miss, you’ve missed before you could even take a chance. Never hesitate to take chance. With that being said, there are some tips and tricks that you definitely need to learn in order to shoot and score. I will explain those tips and tricks to you now.

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  1. Improve The Chance Of Scoring:

There are quite a number of ways of doing that, shoot wide instead of high, why you ask? The chances of deflection increases which confuses the keeper. Similarly if you choose to shoot right across the keeper, it would be difficult for them to hold it and chances are they will divert it right back at another attacker which will enhance the chance of a goal. Shoot low so that it gets hard for the keeper to reach along the ground and stop the goal.

  1. Find The Soccer ‘Sweet Spot’:

You must sometimes think where’s the soccer sweet point, right? There’s no absolute and definite answer to that question but ratios of studies show that the higher you shoot, the lower the chances are of getting the ball in the net. Even shooting in the middle is not very favorable. But surprisingly enough, the chances of scoring increase dramatically when you shoot the bottom left, right or center of the net. Also the studies show that most goals are scored in the corners instead of middle.

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  1. Get On With The Basic Skills:

Playing soccer is not an easy job since you need to practice a lot in order to get where you reach. You can, however, get better at it by target practicing ball controlling, dribbling, passing, and shooting. Having to focus on ball control is not much of a fun, but it is vital to your success. If you want to be effective to begin with, master the ball controlling.

  1. One Skill At A Time:

You don’t want to mix up the skills as you go about learning them, focus on one skill at a time. Set a timer and practice each skill for thirty minutes. Just like multi-tasking makes the duration of a specific task longer, practicing in conjunction would make it worse and it will take much longer than it should.

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  1. Stay Fit:

This is self-explanatory. Being physically fit is almost every sports’ demand. So work on your muscles and stamina both. Do a sprint session daily and jog regularly.

  1. Don’t Go Solo:

Some of us like to play solo but joining a team helps a lot especially if you’re a beginner. Teams generally compete with other teams and that’s when you’ll learn about your true potential and the skills that need to be sharpened.

  1. Pick-up Games Are The Best!

Opt to play some pickup games where you have less than a whole team. Practicing on smaller fields and with lesser players can help you understand game tactics clearly. Most importantly, read and learn about soccer as much as you can!

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Author Bio: Jeff Nachmani is a football coach. He is obsessed with soccer and encourages outdoor games. He regularly posts at https://soccergap.com/.

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