Soccer Dribble and Shoot # 1 Training Drill

Dribble and Shoot # 1

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • 2x goals with goalies
  • supply of cones
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • players dribble and shoot on goal by the time they reach the center of the area as shown
  • once a player has taken a shot he get in line of the group at the opposite end
  • first player with 8 goals wins


  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces, high or low etc.)
  • shots cannot touch the ground before they hit their target
  • 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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