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