Soccer Shooting Drill # 1 Training Drill

Shooting Drill # 1

For your next practice try our balance, agility & coordination shooting exercises. Emphasis again is on quality body control and good finishing.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Passing

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • 1 goal with goalie
  • supply of cones
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • the first player in line makes a lofted pass to the goalkeeper who catches it and then rolls the ball through the yellow cone goal
  • the passer runs around the yellow cone goal to receive the ball and finish on goal


  • the shooter must finish one-touch
  • the first pass is on the ground and the goalie passes it through cone goal
  • 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
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage

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