TJ Buchanan | @usltjbuchanan
The Mirror Shooting Drill teaches players to time off-ball movement, get open and move the ball to the open shooting area.
- The drill is a three-attack rotation that starts with a drive from behind. X1 starts with a drive from behind and looks to bounce out wide to get to feeding position.
- X2 and X3 will bounce into high island spots and allow for a feed from X1 to X2.
- X2 will listen for the “one more” call from X3, which is the cue for the pass to be made from X2 to X3 for a shot
- If X3 yells “Double” then X2 will reverse the ball to X1 at goal line extended, and then reverses to the back side of the crease and feeds X3 up top for a shot on goal.
- All three players go back in line after they move the ball.
- Off-ball movement
- Ball movement
Add defenders to the play to force a more game like situation. You may also do this drill with four players, if your system has four attack players low that run a rotation.
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