Soccer training – Goal shots - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

Give the pursuer the chance to catch up with the goal shooter early, so that he is forced to carry out a goal shot. The animation shows you exactly what needs to happen.


Three cone markers are placed in a triangle. The two markers which are closest to the goal are the start points for the goal shooter. The marker which is placed further away is the starting point for the “pursuer”. When the trainer gives the call, the drill begins. The goal shooter tries to score a goal; while doing to, they are pursued by the other player. The goal shooter has to shoot in good time so that his attempt to score a goal is not blocked.


- Different goal shot techniques
- Run the drill through from the other side

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: Four + one goalkeeper
Maximum group size: Ten + one goalkeeper
Materials required: One goal, one starting marker for the pursuer and two starting markers for the goal shooter
Field size: Distance to the goal at the time of the goal shot according to ability. The distance from the rear marker should not be more than two metres away from the goal shooter’s starting marker.

Soccer goal-shot exercise