Soccer Shooting w Coach Training Drill

Shooting w Coach

Coaching these soccer shooting drills are not only fun, but necessary to work on consistently for U8 players. Enjoy.

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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:

  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • goalkeeper + goal
  • distance from goal to cones (16-20yds)


  • players dribble towards coach who gives a verbal or visual cue which way to dribble
  • players have to get a shot off in front of cone gate


  • players are allowed to go for a rebound
  • coach waits to give cue until last second
  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • get the shot off as quickly as possible
  • positive mentality
  • eye on ball
  • accuracy before power
  • try to be deceptive with the shot

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