Soccer Small Sided Shooting Game # 1 Training Drill

Small Sided Shooting Game # 1

This drill is a shooting game that will help finishing and can be used in a session on training your strikers, movement and finishing in the final third.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Finishing

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • pinnies


  • play 4v4 plus goalies
  • each team must stay in their own half
  • objective is to score a goal by shooting from your own half
  • the defending team can try and block shots


  • teams must connect 5 passes before they can score
  • limit number of touches
  • 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
  • switch point of attack

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