Soccer Small Sided Shooting Game # 3 Training Drill

Small Sided Shooting Game # 3

Coaching these soccer shooting drills will enhance your players’ ability to beat the goalkeeper from many different positions.

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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, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

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


  • play 4v4 plus goalies
  • 3 touch maximum for players in their own half
  • goal is awarded 3 points if shot is taken from their own half


  • goals must be scored on a first touch
  • add a neutral player
  • 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
  • quick finish

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