Soccer training – Goal shots - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

It’s amazing how easy it can be to force players to take their eyes off the ball before a shot on goal. In this drill, which starts as a chase, the shooter looks to see where the goalkeeper is. Should I shoot against the direction he is running or is there enough space in the other goal corner? This is a decision that can only be made by looking first.


The players start on the coach’s signal. Player “black” starts towards the waiting ball and tries to score a goal. In doing so, he should keep an eye on the goalkeeper’s movements, so that he can select the right goal corner. After the coach’s signal, player “red” runs around the goal and becomes the goalkeeper.


- Different goal shot techniques
- A competitive aspect can be introduced
- Perform the sequence from the opposite side

Soccer coach tips

- Head up before the shot
- "Stare down" the goalkeeper before the shot
- Always train using both legs!

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training
Minimum group size: 4
Maximum group size: 10
Materials required: Enough balls, two cones, one goal
Field size: According to group’s ability

Players to take their eyes off the ball