Soccer Lay Off Shooting # 2 Training Drill

Lay Off Shooting # 2

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • shooting zone (5 x 10yds)
  • distance from goal to zone (15-20yds)


  • pass and shoot sequence as shown
  • first pass can be to either side – left or right
  • lay off must to other side beyond coach/assistant who is in the middle
  • players has only one or two touches before getting a shot off
  • players have to get a shot off inside blue shooting zone


  • players are allowed to go for a rebound
  • player has to shoot on first touch
  • specify how players must pass to player on the side (high or low etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • get the shot off as quickly as possible
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • eye on ball
  • accuracy before power
  • try to be deceptive with the shot
  • don’t switch off – recover as soon as you shoot

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