Soccer Shooting Drill w Centre Grid # 2 Training Drill

Shooting Drill w Centre Grid # 2

Learn some dynamic soccer shooting drills to improve your team’s accuracy, fitness, goal scoring, shooting, goalkeeping and winning 50-50 balls.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • in pairs
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • centre grid (15yds x 15yds)
  • good supply of cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • each pairing is assigned a number
  • players pass to their partners inside the grid
  • on coach’s command the player with the ball in that moment dribbles out of the center grid and tries to finish on goal
  • the player’s partner attempts to win the ball back and finish on goal himself


  • limit number of touches inside the center grid
  • players throw the ball to each other inside the centre grid
  • 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:

  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage
  • seal off defender with your body
  • change of speed & direction
  • get defender off balance

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