Soccer training – Goal shots - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

This drill uses shadowing in three ways to get to a goal shot. This looks easier than it is in practice, because the ball needs to be passed sideways whilst moving forwards, and is often passed too far forwards. After a few repetitions of this, you’ll start to develop a “feeling” for it.


The players move in tandem from the start markers towards the goal. According to the variation, either the forward or the rear player dribbles. The other player has no ball.

  1. The forward player dribbles in the direction of the goal and the following player overtakes him on the right- or left-hand side. The pass is made, followed by the goal shot.
  2. The forward player dribbles in the direction of the goal and steps on the ball, which stays still. The following player takes the ball, moves out to the left or the right and shoots at the goal.
  3. Both players run in the direction of the goal. The rear player dribbles and passes the ball either to the right or the left to the forward player. (Command). This player takes the ball and makes the goal shot.


- In the first two variations, the forward player can be followed by two players, one of which runs past on the left and the other on the right.
- Always train using both legs!

Soccer coach tips

- Make the distance to the goal larger

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 2 + 1 goalkeeper
Maximum group size: 12 + 1 goalkeeper
Materials required: One ball per pair of players, two ground markers, one goal
Field size: Enough space before the goal

Soccer goal shots