Soccer Shooting Drill Center Grid # 1 Training Drill

Shooting Drill Center Grid # 1

This selection of soccer drills for high school players will build basic shooting skills and help ensure they are prepared for particular game situations.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 groups
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • each player with a ball
  • centre grid (7yds x 10yds)
  • good supply of cones to mark off area


  • all players from each group are assigned a number from 1-4
  • each group is assigend a goal which to score on
  • players dribble inside playing area
  • when coach calls out a number the players with that number dribble out of the box and finish on goal
  • players are awarded a point if they score and and an extra point if the shot is on target
  • first player to shoot is awarded an extra point
  • the group with most points wins


  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces, high or low etc.)
  • players juggle in centre grid and shoot on goal on a drop-kick
  • players must to beat the goalie by dribbling around him
  • the shot cannot touch the ground before it goes into the goal
  • 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
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage

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