Beginner’s Guide – Push/Pull Shot

The centre forward drags the ball sideways and shoots.

  •  Place the ball to the side of the centre forward.
  • Make sure the ball is stationary and in a position you are comfortable with.
  • Pull or push the bar, making sure that the man stays in contact with the ball.
  • Catch up with the ball and, once your man is behind it, shoot.
  • Square off the shot to help it travel straight.

Here is a tutorial on the pull shot from top British player, Alex ‘Shovie’ Shovelton:

Some alternative endings to the pull shot: