Soccer Shooting Drill # 3 Training Drill

Shooting Drill # 3

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 7+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Finishing

Field Preparation:

  • 1 goal with goalie
  • good supply of cones
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • the players run around cones as shown and then compete for the ball to shoot on goal
  • the ball is played in by the coach (high, low etc.)
  • switch pairings after 2-4 turn


  • players start off juggling and run (without the ball) around the cones on coach’s command to compete for the ball
  • player to touch the ball first gets to shoot on goal on his third touch (second touch) without being challenged by the other player
  • vary position of cones
  • 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

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