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Soccer training – Goal shots - Direct Receiving

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Soccer drill procedure

In the introductory drill, we have a simple goal shot practice exercise which is carried out on two sides at the same time. Accurate passing to the goal shot position could become a problem, because the ball shouldn’t be controlled by the goal shooter: only the direct shot counts.


We need two goals; the distance between them corresponds to the ability level of your players. A group of players stands on both the left and the right hand side of the playing field; within these groups, each player has a ball. Two players, one from each team, stand in the central area, facing the goals. The starting players dribble to the base line and pass to their team-mate in the centre. The goal shot is made, and both players who took part in the action both switch roles.


- Control the ball before making the goal shot

Soccer coach tips

- Use both legs: don’t avoid the weaker shooting leg

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 10 + 2 goalies
Maximum group size: 16 + 2 goalies
Materials required: Enough balls, 6 cone markers, 2 goals
Field size: Enough space before the goal

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