Soccer Shooting Game Restrictions Training Drill

Shooting Game Restrictions

You need to practice if you want to improve your shooting skills. Try our soccer coaching practice games designed to improve your team’s shooting skills.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • 2 end zones 5-10yds deep
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • play 4v4
  • players can only shoot on goal from outside the end zone or with their first touch from


  • play 5v5, 6v6, 7v7 etc.
  • add a neutral player
  • 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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