Soccer Shooting For Accuracy Training Drill

Shooting For Accuracy

Improve shooting accuracy and encourage players to take more shots. This can be intimidating at first, but with enough practice your team will improve.

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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:

  • 2 teams
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • good supply of cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • pinnies


  • regular scrimmage
  • each team defends a goal
  • 3 points are awarded if a goal is scored and hits the crossbar or post before goes behind the goal line otherwise only 1 point


  • players must finish on goal with their first (second) touch
  • adjust size of field if necessary 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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