The ultimate drill for increasing finishing

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The ultimate drill for increasing finishing

Post by jdefoe » 05 Dec 2005, 21:55

Here it is:
You go find a wall, and practice driving the ball low and hard until you can hit the targets consistently. Take 50 shots with each foot everyday for 2 weeks, and your finishing will be similar to that of Henry's :lol:
Kevin Keegan did this drill almost everyday as a boy

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Post by Croatianblood1 » 05 Dec 2005, 22:52

Even the greatest players do simple stuff like this. The only way to get better is to practice, starting with the basics. Great post jdefoe! :D :D :D
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Post by *~El Maestro~* » 06 Dec 2005, 21:26

i used to do something similar
but i used to have my back to the goal and be far away from the goal, then i threw it far and high over my shoulder and only had one touch to control it. the next was to shoot it in the corners. its a fun little type of testing yourself thing to do
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Post by jdefoe » 06 Dec 2005, 22:49

ya, you are right, there are tons of variations can make this drill even more effective.

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Post by sOcCeRKiD11 » 23 Dec 2005, 03:07

whooattt!!!

no wonder all his goals are on the corner on the side of the net

lol

thxs defoe

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Post by kloft » 10 Jan 2006, 16:57

how far away should I be?

I have limited space so it makes it hard.

also, which techniques, sidefooting or instep?

because isn't sidefoot the accurate shooting technqiue, and instep for long ranges?

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Post by *~El Maestro~* » 10 Jan 2006, 18:45

yea side is more accurate but sometimes an instep shot that is low and in the corner can kill a goal keeper. it goes pretty fast. and some players can make it in the corner by making a powerful shot that is on the ground and curves to the corner. i would start out with the side of the foot first then use instep. who knows how you will get the ball? u need to experiment everything.
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Post by cfrealmadrid » 11 Jan 2006, 01:24

kloft wrote:how far away should I be?

I have limited space so it makes it hard.

also, which techniques, sidefooting or instep?

because isn't sidefoot the accurate shooting technqiue, and instep for long ranges?
sidefooting is more for tap-ins, 1v1s, close up finishing with not many defenders around, etc. instep is really more useful to practice. passing practice is enough to give you a sufficient sidefoot shot.
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Post by kloft » 11 Jan 2006, 02:38

well how many meters away from the wall should i start off with?

the only wall I can find is this enclosed area and it's quite small too. if i smack the ball too hard and it might bounce off and hit a car on the street nearby or fly off into the sea.

how how many meters away from the wall do you guys practices for shooting?

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Post by zizou10-5 » 11 Jan 2006, 07:20

well if i practised it, i would start it at 10m.

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Post by cfrealmadrid » 11 Jan 2006, 18:58

yeah, something like 10 or 15m. it's best to learn the drill at different distances though, obviously
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Re: The ultimate drill for increasing finishing

Post by fir_nev » 13 Jan 2006, 12:40

jdefoe wrote:Here it is:
You go find a wall, and practice driving the ball low and hard until you can hit the targets consistently. Take 50 shots with each foot everyday for 2 weeks, and your finishing will be similar to that of Henry's :lol:
Kevin Keegan did this drill almost everyday as a boy.

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As U can see, this is how my young cuzzin apply the same technique against me. See how I was made a fool?

Another cool and calm finish after several touches. My uncle gave me sticks for being an embarassment.
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Post by Magicfeet » 13 Jan 2006, 21:24

Excellent drill, JDefoe! I may have to try this... my finishing isn't exactly "great"!! :D

Glad to see you're still creating these great guides.

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Post by AusSkills » 19 Jan 2006, 10:59

yes another great drill here, as jdefoe said and i must stress its very important that you practice with BOTH! feet, because in a real game you want have time to get it into a good position for your dominant foot so master using your other foot for finishing
"Understand that the ball is a sphere and that we are not designed by nature to control it with our feet. Our nature is to control it with the hand. But he who can take complete command of it with his feet will always have an edge, and win in this game"

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Post by cosminnfs » 12 Feb 2006, 16:40

Hey JDfoe, I was wondering. If I do this drill with a smaller ball like 3' or 4' size, will my finishing improve faster and better ? Because it's just like the ball control principle. If you practice like let's say 3-4 months with a smaller ball than the usual one, after those 3-4 months, when you'll play with a normal 5' size ball, you'll have way better ball control, right?

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