Soccer Shooting Drill w Centre Grid # 3 Training Drill

Shooting Drill w Centre Grid # 3

Youth players can generate great power with the right shooting technique. Learn a new drill that can be used to help them develop better skills.

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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, Passing

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 centre grid and passes to his partner who makes a run towards one of the corner flags
  • the player then crosses it back in front of the goal to his partner


  • players must finish on goal with a header or volley
  • limit number of touches inside the centre grid
  • players throw the ball to each other inside the centre grid
  • 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

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