Soccer training – Goal shots - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

Crossing in front of the goal is a simple tactical manoeuvre which we have used in this drill without focusing on it. We are not trying to carry out tactical training here; instead, we are trying to perfect the goal shot. Crossing in front of the goal is just a little extra technique that you can learn from this drill.


A supporting player is positioned on the right hand side of the byline. A group of players is positioned at each of the two cone markers. The group which is closer to the supporting player has a supply of soccer balls. The starting player passes to the supporting player. The starting player and the first player from the other group start to move towards the goal. Their paths cross while they do so. The supporting player passes to one of these players, who proceeds to carry out a precise goal shot.


- Use a semi-active defender
- The attacking players can cross each other, but they don’t have to
- 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: In one group each player has a ball, two ground markers, one goal,
Field size: According to group’s ability

Soccer goal-shot exercise