Striker Clinic


There is nothing more exciting in soccer than scoring a goal! Herndon Youth Soccer offers the Striker Clinic to help players build the self confidence and skills needed to be a great goal scorer. Players in this program will be given opportunities to improve their composure in front of the goal increase the speed and accuracy of their shot as well as increase the speed and accuracy of their shot while being challenged in an intense environment.

The Striker Clinic is for players who are looking to develop stronger shooting and finishing techniques while learning how to think with an attacking mindset across the field. Players will be coached on in-step (laces) shooting, turning, shielding, playing with their back to goal, decision making in 2v1 and 1v1 situations as well as when to use power versus finesse in the method to score, from one-time finishing to creative volleying, and finally players will learn the required mechanics and disciplines to consistently score goals and finish at different angles by anticipating the goalkeeper’s position.

SPRING 2021 Information


COACHING: This program is led by HYS Coach Martin Sanchez, who played professional with Atletico Tucumán in Argentina, The Strongest in Bolivia and Deportivo Cuenca in Ecuador. The program will feature special guests who excelled in this position on the field.


  • Jordan Dibiassi: US Women's U23 National Team player, and current professional player with the Washington Spirit of the NWSL. Dibiassi played at Stanford University, where she helped her team to a 2017 College Cup Championship and was named to the College Cup All-Tournament team. 
  • Jaime Moreno: MLS Legend with an impressive career at Blooming in Bolivia, Middlesbrough in the English Premier League, and DC United. Moreno became the first player in MLS history to score 100+ goals and dish out 100 assists. He is the first-ever member of the 100-100 club. MLS Cup champion: 1996, 1997, 1999, 2004. MLS Golden Boot: 1997.


  • Shooting Technique:
  • How to strike a ball
  • Bending the Ball
  • 1v1 against GK
  • Heading
  • Finishing of a Cross
  • Volley Kick Free Kick
  • 1v1 Attacking
  • Finishing Under Pressure

LOCATION: BREADY PARK, 814 Ferndale Ave, Herndon, VA 20170

DATES: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, and 28


  • U9-U12: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • U13-U19: 6:30-7:30 p.m.