Soccer Shooting Exercise # 2 Training Drill

Shooting Exercise # 2

Discover effective finishing drills for youth soccer players that will certainly improve their decision making skills quickly.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • 1x goal with goalkeeper
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • players dribble through triangle goals one after the other
  • once the player with the ball starts dribbling the defender can follow him
  • a goal is awarded two points if the ball goes between the cone and the post
  • players switch roles after 3-4 minutes


  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces, high or low etc.)
  • adjust distance between cones and the goal if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • use inside of foot to shoot for accuracy
  • use laces to strike ball with pace
  • get the shot off as quickly as possible
  • identify the goalkeepers starting position
  • accuracy before power
  • try to be deceptive with the shot
  • prepare the ball at a slight diagonal to set up for the shot
  • follow through and land on the shooting foot

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