Soccer 3 Shot Sequence Training Drill

3 Shot Sequence

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 7+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Passing

Field Preparation:

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


  • first shot: players shoots a dead ball which cannot bounce before it goes into the goal
  • second shot: player receives a pass from the side as shown (finish with instep)
  • third shot: player receives a pass from straight ahead as shown (finish with inside)
  • player must finish on goal one-touch


  • switch sides
  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces, high or low 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
  • placement versus power

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