Soccer Lay Off Shooting Training Drill

Lay Off Shooting

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Finishing

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • goalie + goal
  • distance from goal to cones (15-20yds)


  • players pass to another who lays off to one side
  • players then has one or two touches before getting a shot off
  • players have to get a shot off before blue cones


  • players are allowed to go for a rebound
  • specify how players must pass to player in the middle (high or low etc.)
  • players who lays it off catches a high pass and throws it to the side for the shooter to take on none, one or multiple bounces
  • 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

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