Soccer Shooting Race # 1 Training Drill

Shooting Race # 1

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 1x goal with goalie
  • supply of cones
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • coach passes the ball between the two players who run for the ball and attempt to score a goal
  • keep switching goalies
  • players switch partners after two turns


  • coach varies how the ball is played in (thrown, rolled, high or low, backspin etc.
  • players start in different positions (sitting, kneeling on all fours, lying down, performing a specific task as
  • squad jumps, jumping jacks etc.)
  • 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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