Soccer Shooting Drill # 2 Training Drill

Shooting Drill # 2

Great attacking soccer is nothing without being able to finish. Learn how to improve your shooting and finishing skills with these challenging exercises.

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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, Dribbling

Field Preparation:

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


  • the first players from each group dribble simultaneously around the cones and shoot on goal once they comes out of the cone covered area as shown
  • next two players repeat sequence


  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces, high or low etc.)
  • both players dribble around cones until coach gives a signal to shoot on goal
  • both players must dribble around a cone (360 degrees) and then shoot on goal
  • players must try to beat the goalie by dribbling around him
  • 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
  • identify goalkeeper’s starting position

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