Soccer training – Goal shots - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

This drill joins goal-scoring with concentrated passing and confident ball work. Goal-scoring drills can often be combined with other technical basics. Passing or dribbling frequently distracts beginners from goal kicks, so avoid extensive additions to goal-scoring drills; they only put the learning process at risk. But that is just a brief aside, let’s get to it.


The starting player dribbles past the first cone and kicks an exact pass to the other side of the practice field. He then runs past the central cone, where he receives the pass back. The ball is pulled back around the cone towards the goal.

In the meantime, the last player to pass the ball has started running towards the cone in front of the goal, where he waits on the ball with his back to the goal. He controls the ball, then brings it around the cone and now all that is missing is the final shot on goal. After completing this sequence, the players join the opposite group.


- Soccer drill sequence from the opposite side
- The pass should be mid-height or high
- The last pass can be taken and shot directly on goal, or the player can do a feint before of the cone.

Soccer coach tips

- Correct errors individually
- Make sure players use the sole of their boot
- Always train using both legs!

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 4, one goalkeeper
Maximum group size: 12, one goalkeeper
Materials required: Enough balls, 6 cones, 1 goal
Field size: According to group’s ability, players need lots of room to pass.

Soccer ball control