Soccer training – Goal shots - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

Short passing is getting more and more important in soccer. In this drill, we will perform a goal shot after some short passing. The final pass becomes especially important. The pass is not always made accurately, but the goal shot should still be carried out without any previous control of the ball. The pass to the goal shot is made directly into the path of the other player.


A row of players is situated on the side – on both sides, in the animation – of the training field. Every player in the row has a ball. A pass combination follows, which must be played quickly and accurately. The first player short passes the ball slightly diagonally to the other player. From there, a quick double pass is made to the player standing opposite. Meanwhile, the first player has run into position in order to be able to perform a goal shot after receiving a targeted pass whilst running. The run-up to the shooting position is made around the player on the right, or on the left. The passing players standing by the cone markers are substituted after a while.


- Different goal shot techniques
- Different passing techniques
- Soccer drill can be carried out always using both sides of the field

Soccer coach tips

- Encourage accurate passing to the running player
- Don’t forget to push forward
- Always train using both shooting legs!
- Push for increased speed

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 5 + 1 goalkeeper
Maximum group size: 8 + 1 goalkeeper
Materials required: one ball per player in the starting line-up, three cone markers for the triangle and one set of goal posts per group.
Field size: There is a distance of about 2 metres between the cone markers.

Practising goal shot training