BFC Finishing School is open to All BFC Select, Elite & Premier Players and will improve their skills in front of goal. This program puts an emphasis on teaching proper striking technique along with ball placement / movement. Finishing of all kinds will be worked upon over the course of the program.
Participation from BFC players is VOLUNTARY.
Players MUST HAVE the correct PDI Badge Level in order to be eligible to attend specific Finishing School training sessions. All Premier Players are welcome to attend ALL Finishing School training session.
Finishing School will take place on Thursday(s) w/ two (2) Tuesday(s). We have included one OPEN Finishing School Training Session, which all players are welcome to attend.
|Day||Date||Coach||PDI Badge||Topic||Age Group||Time|
|Thursday||Feb 21||Chris||Select/Elite||Volley & Half Volley||10U-12U||6:00pm - 7:00pm|
|Thursday||Feb 21||Chris||Select/Elite||Volley & Half Volley||13U-16U||7:15pm - 8:15pm|
|Tuesday||Feb 26||Carla||OPEN (ALL)||Adding Power to your Shot||10U-12U||7:15pm - 8:15pm|
|Tuesday||Feb 26||David||OPEN (ALL)||Adding Power to your Shot||13U-16U||7:15pm - 8:15pm|
|Thursday||Mar 7||Chris||Select/Elite||Strikers vs Goalkeepers||10U-12U||6:00pm - 7:00pm|
|Thursday||Mar 7||Chris||Select/Elite||Strikers vs Goalkeepers||13U-16U||7:15pm - 8:15pm|
|Thursday||Mar 21||Carla||Elite||Volley & Half Volley||10U-12U||7:15pm - 8:15pm|
|Thursday||Mar 21||David||Elite||Volley & Half Volley||13U-16U||7:15pm - 8:15pm|
|Thursday||Mar 28||Chris||Elite||Strikers vs Goalkeepers (Set Pieces)||10U-12U||6:00pm - 7:00pm|
|Thursday||Mar 28||Chris||Elite||Strikers vs Goalkeepers (Set Pieces)||13U-16U||7:15pm - 8:15pm|
|Tuesday||Apr 23||Carla||Select/Elite||Bend it like Beckham||13U-16U||7:15pm - 8:15pm|
|Tuesday||Apr 23||Hans||Select/Elite||Bend it like Beckham||10U-12U||7:15pm - 8:15pm|
|Thursday||Apr 25||Chris||Elite||Finishing Inside the Box||10U-12U||6:00pm - 7:00pm|
|Thursday||Apr 25||Chris||Elite||Finishing Inside the Box||13U-16U||7:15pm - 8:15pm|
|Thursday||May 2||Hans||Elite||Finishing Using the Head||13U-16U||7:15pm - 8:15pm|
|Thursday||May 2||Carla||Elite||Finishing Using the Head||11U-12U||7:15pm - 8:15pm|
Ever wonder if there is actually a "sweet spot" when shooting on goal?
Here are some stats from activekids.com:
Top Left: 8% (upper 90)
Top Center: 4%
Top Right: 5% (upper 90)
As you can see, shooting high means you have a pretty low percentage of scoring.
Middle Left: 7%
Middle Center: 8%
Middle Right: 6%
While you have better chance of scoring if you shoot to the middle than up high, the odds are still not in your favor.
Bottom Left: 22%
Bottom Center: 21%
Bottom Right: 19%
62% of goals were scored low, and 41% were scored low in the corners. Statistically if you shoot low into the corners, you should have a much greater success of scoring goals. Remember: You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
It is surprising so many soccer players aim high when they shoot considering the majority of goals at every level are scored in the lower third of the goal. Since the game was invented, it has been proven over and over, if you shoot most of your shots low you will have a higher shooting percentage. The reason is, it is more difficult for a goalkeeper to stop low shots to the corners or in the lower third of the goal.