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.
- 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!
- Make the distance to the goal larger
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