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Soccer training – Goal shots - Cross Shots

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Soccer drill procedure

A fun and very effective goal shot training drill. Forming four groups avoids long waiting times. This drill is also ideal for warming up before games, possibly without the use of cone markers.


Put the players into four groups. Two groups stand on the goal line; one to the left of the goal, and one to the right. Each player in these groups has a ball. Both other groups stand at goal shot distance opposite these first teams. The first player in the group to the left of the goal on the goal line passes the ball to the first player in the team directly opposite him who is waiting to make the goal shot. This player first runs through the cone marker gate. The receiving player makes a goal shot. The drill repeats with the other groups in the same way as this. After the drill, the passing players join the group directly opposite their starting point. The shooters join the diagonally opposite group.


- Different goal shots and passing techniques
- Run the drill without any cone markers, just a simple cross

Soccer coach tips

- Always train using both legs!
- Push for increased speed

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 8 + 1 goalkeeper
Maximum group size: 12 + 1 goalkeeper
Materials required: Every player in the goal groups has a ball, two ground markers, one goal
Field size: According to group’s ability

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