Soccer Shot Set Up Training Drill

Shot Set Up

Top Soccer Drills shares his core drills for advanced soccer players. Learn the soccer shooting drills it takes to become a “clinical finisher.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2x goals with goalies
  • good supply of cones
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • player A passes to player B who lets the ball run through his legs for player C
  • player C lays off for B and then spins outside to attack the far post


  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces, high or low etc.)
  • player A chips the ball over player B to player C who lays off for player B
  • shooter must finish with his first touch
  • 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
  • accuracy of pass
  • weight of pass

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