You look up, assess the position of the goal and the goalkeeper, make some quick calculations in your head, decide where to put the ball and hit it. Too often, this process takes too long or you’re still uncertain of the decision by the time you hit the ball, resulting in a miss or an easy save for the goalkeeper. The solution? AIM FOR THE NET!
This is a fantastic way to improve your finishing and should be practised by players of all ages. Here are my top 3 reasons why this works:
- There are no calculations to make in your head. You look up, see the part of the net which is most exposed and go for it.
- There is no doubt. You see one part of the net as the target to aim for. It is no longer about decision-making but about instinct.
- There is 100% conviction. Your mind has already imagined the ball hitting the net before it is hit. You believe you can score, and if you believe, you can achieve.
So if you want to score more goals, use this one simple trick and AIM FOR THE NET. Let us know what other tips or tricks you might have to improve your finishing in the comments section below.
Reminds me of a tip a top waterpolo striker gave me many years ago. He said aim for the inside posts…..it worked great for him….less well for me. 🙂