Soccer Cone Goal Shooting Training Drill

Cone Goal Shooting

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Basic Information

Age Group:(5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 3+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Passing

Field Preparation:

  • groups of three
  • each group with a ball
  • grid (12yds x 30yds)
  • 1 cone goal (6-8yds)
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • one player acts as a goalkeeper of the cone goal in the middle
  • the two other players stay opposite from each other trying to score through the cone goal
  • if the goalkeeper makes a save, he must throw the ball to the shooter on the opposite side of the
  • grid to continue the sequence
  • player with most goals wins
  • switch roles after 3-5 minutes


  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces etc.)
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust size of grid depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • quality of preparation touch
  • contact surface
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • eye on ball

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