Soccer Hot Zone Shooting # 2 Training Drill

Hot Zone Shooting # 2

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Passing

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • 1 goal with goalie
  • cones to mark off area
  • hot zone (10yds x 4yds)
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • players make a self-pass and follow it into the zone and then finish on goal on their first


  • a server passes into the zone for the shooter to receive and finish on goal
  • a player lays off a pass to the shooter inside the zone
  • the shot cannot touch the ground before it hits the target
  • players must beat the goalie by dribbling around him
  • 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
  • weight of pass

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