Soccer training – Goal shots - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

We mix up the scorers, because a back pass follows a forward pass and a goal shot should be after the next ball is received. There will be players, who also back pass the second ball at first to the passer.

In the drill sequence, we have illustrated two ways, how the scorer can advance towards the goal. In the first version, he drags the ball backwards, using the right foot in the "open position" and moving past the cone marker and in the other version, he drags the ball with the right foot forwards around the cone marker.


On the left and right drill sides and at the center in front of the goal, we have placed three field markings, which are a bit displaced from one another. Two cones that make a short slalom possible are still further away from the goal.

We position a player at the central marking (this position can also be occupied by two players) and two groups are set up at the other markings, where each player has a ball.

The drill starts on the left side with a pass to the player at the center. This player immediately passes the ball back and receives a pass from the player on the right side. The player at the center drags the ball around the cone marker and shoots the ball at the goal.

The start player on the left drill side dribbles to the other side through the space between two cone markers. The passer on the right side assumes the central position and the scorer joins the group on the left field side.


- Drill start and double pass on the right side

Soccer coach tips

- The passes from the left and the right follow each other at short intervals.

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 7 + goalie
Maximum group size: 12 + goalie
Materials required: Sufficiently balls, 3 field markings, 2 cone markers, 1 goal
Field size: According to group’s ability

A back pass follows a forward pass