Balls are set up along the penalty box D and the player runs to collect each one, position it and then shoot.

Soccer shooting drills

Aim: To improve shooting technique

Suitable for: U9’s and upwards

Equipment: 1 goal, 5 balls.

Organisation:  1 striker works and has five attempts to score. 5 balls are placed around the D outside the penalty area. The players come and collect a ball, turn and shoots. As soon as the player shoots they must sprint to pick up another ball.

Progressions:

  • Must be high tempo
  • Limit touches
  • One shot must be with weaker foot
  • Add a goalkeeper and the player can take them on in a 1 on 1 situation
  • Add defenders to pressure player as he picks up the ball

Coaching Points

  • Accuracy of shot
  • Shot selection (driven, side foot placed, lob, curl, etc)
  • Vision, awareness of goalkeepers position
  • Take the ball away from defender