This article is derived from the « mutation and development » of the short corner in the last Women’s World Cup 2022. The short corner has been resorted again to the SHOOT as first option to execute the short corner and many goals have been scored by this way in this last World Cup 2022.
The curious thing is that in recent years the SHOOT in the penalty corner offensive that was almost extinct. Using as resourcesin recent years in the short corner were:
1- « Dragflick »
2- « Sweep ».
3- « Fake flat ».
Again resorting to the SHOOT as an alternative solution to score from this game situation.
GOALIE POSITION: ( At the moment to shoot )
What we have analyzed at this point, is clearly to see a lack of timing coordination by the goalies at the moment to receive the direct shoot.
Most of the time the goalies take the position to receive the direct shoot LATE and that is why many goals have been scored by this way.
As the DIRECT SHOOT in the short corner it was almost extinct, in the last GK generations they have grown up developing how to defend the « Drag flick » and not how to defend the « Direct shoots ». If we think about it, in the last few years we have worked more on developing drag flick players than on developing Shooters players.
DRAG FLICK vs DIRECT SHOOT:
What we have analyzed is that performing the direct pull is faster than performing a drag flick. This means that you can gain a few thousandths of a second at the moment of executing the short corner.
Do not make a copy/paste, it all depends on the characteristics of players you have to perform the short corners in your team.
– Example: If you have a player who is a top scorer with the « Drag flick », continue to training and develop her, but at the same time look for an alternative with a player who can SHOOT in the case your plan A is not working in a game, that’s in the event that in a match does not work to plan A.
Do not forget that players are not machines are human beings and it may happen that for different reasons one day they are not at 100%.
DIFFERENT CHARACTERISTICS BETWEEN DRAG FLICK AND DIRECT SHOOT:
FIRST RUNNERS CHAPTER:
As we have seen throughout this Women’s World Cup, defensive short corner defenses are becoming more effective and less vulnerable.
That is why it is increasingly difficult to score goals from direct actions, and it is for this reason that every time the short corner is mutating.
It is the reason that in face of this game situation a solution has been Moving the ball before the shoot to generate different shooting angles and continue with direct shots.
The INJECTION is one of the most important moments in the short corner phase, it can define the rest of the play if it is well executed.
A good injection will give us more execution time, especially for direct Shoot or drag flicks.