Soccer training – Goal shots - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

Let the goalkeeper play a role in this drill. If the pass is made badly, the goalkeeper is allowed to leave the goal and prevent a successful goal shot. It will take time before this drill can be carried out smoothly. Be prepared to intervene with corrections.


Set up the markers so that a “lane” is formed in the path of the goal shooter. Look at the animation to see exactly what this means. The first player in the group with the balls starts moving horizontally along the path of the cone markers, and passes the ball into the lane to his fellow player, who has run to the other end of the lane to receive it. Following this, the goal shot is carried out, either after a short dribble or, even better, directly from a running position. The players change groups.


- Use a semi-active defender, allowing the attacking player to pass back to the original passing player.
- Run the drill through from the other side, changing the set-up of the cone markers.

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: Eight + one goalkeeper
Materials required: In the starting group each player has a ball, six ground markers, one goal
Field size: According to group’s ability

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