Set up: Place a goal on one end line of a 30 x 20 yards playing area. A cone is placed about 15 yards from the centre of the goal.

How to play: Divide your players into two teams. Team A stands on the end line about 5 yards away from the left goalpost. Team B stands 5 yards away from the right goalpost.

You stand on the edge of the playing area with some soccer balls.

On your signal, the first player in team A runs to the marker cone. At the same time, the first player in team B runs round the left goalpost and becomes the ‘keeper. As the A team player rounds the marker cone, you play a ball into the playing area.

You decide if the player in team A has one touch or more to control the ball and shoot.

As soon as the first player in team A shoots, the second players in both teams start their runs.

If the shot goes in or is saved, the goalie returns the ball to the coach. If the shot misses the goal the player who missed has to get the ball back to the coach.

Team A has to score as many goals as possible in a given time or until you run out of balls to serve. Then it’s Team B’s turn to shoot.

If you have more than eight in your squad, set up two games – you don’t want young players 
standing in lines for longer than necessary. Make sure your players move fast and make 
it competitive – keep the score.

Progression: Specify what part of the foot players must shoot with: the instep or the toe.

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