Soccer Shooting Exercise # 3 Training Drill

Shooting Exercise # 3

Training goal scoring is often associated with shooting. However, effective and consistent soccer finishing involves more than just shooting.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 groups
  • each player with a ball
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • good supply of cones
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • 2 players dribble through their cone goals simultaneously
  • coach calls out which way to turn and shoot on goal
  • player is awarded a point if he scores
  • player who shoots first is awarded a point as well
  • player with most points wins


  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces, high or low etc.)
  • limit number of touches
  • 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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