Soccer training – Goal shots - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

Exactly five passes until scoring, wherein the third, fourth and fifth pass can be hit at different heights.

Thus, the difficulty varies during the sequence. Start with flat passes in the entire action, and then the players get used quickly to the running and passing lanes. Then extend the sequence by including half-high and high passes. This makes ball control, passing the ball and of course, the goal shot more difficult.


We mark the starting position on the left side next to the goal. The first pass is a short pass; the marking is offset slightly sideways to the initial marking. A third row is farther away in front of the goal at its centre. This and the start position should be filled at least twice.

The start player passes the ball to the player at the second position, who turns along with the ball around the marking and passes back to the first passer. The first flat, half-high or high pass is made now to the third group. The first player there controls the ball or passes it directly back to the player in the second position. He returns the ball to the passer, who then shoots at the goal. After the action, players swap positions, as shown in the animation.


- As described, flat, half-high and high passes
- Sequence similar to the other side of the field, also alternately
- Only direct passing

Soccer coach tips

- Secure ball control, accurate passes

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training (restricted), youth training
Minimum group size: 6, one goalkeeper
Maximum group size: 12, one goalkeeper
Materials required: Enough balls, three cone markers, one goal
Field size: Select the distances greater for high passes.

Start with flat passes in the entire action