Soccer Goal Kick GameTraining Drill

Goal Kick Game

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • pinnies


  • players pass by shooting the ball from their hands (goal kick style) to their teammates
  • the teammate then receives the ball in the air and catches it without allowing it to bounce or possession
  • changes automatically
  • teams can score by shooting on goal without allowing it to bounce
  • the player with the ball can make two steps only


  • players can only score off headers or volley shots
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage

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