Soccer Small Sided Shooting Game # 6 Training Drill

Small Sided Shooting Game # 6

Soccer shooting drills – advice, tips and drills from our expert team to create more scoring opportunities and designed for coaching advanced players.

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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, Passing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • good supply of cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • pinnies


  • play 3v1 in each half
  • players must stay in their designated half
  • objective is to score a goal by shooting from your own half
  • three players in possession may play back to their goalkeeper
  • the forward in the attacking half pressures the ball
  • the defending team tries to block all shots
  • no throw ins, corners or goal kicks
  • the ball always starts with the goalie


  • 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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