Soccer Goal Numbers # 2Training Drill

Goal Numbers # 2

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Finishing

Field Preparation:

  • 1 goal with goalie
  • good supply of cones to mark off area
  • 4 cone goals (2-3 yds)
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • each goal is assigned a number
  • coach calls out two goals to which the first player has to dribble through and then finish on goal


  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces, high or low etc.)
  • players have to perform a move at each goal
  • coach (or another player) calls out three numbers
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • body mechanics and control of body
  • body position and balance
  • eye on ball
  • quality of preparation touch
  • contact surface
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • placement versus power
  • close control

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