Coaching these soccer shooting drills will enhance your players’ ability to beat the goalkeeper from many different positions. Shooting is a core soccer skill for EVERY player and we have some great ways to coach it. We look at shooting from dead ball situations, shooting while running, shooting first time, drive shots and how to make the ball bend, curl and dip. We have great soccer shooting drills and games to help you coach the skills to all your players.

Score from close range

in Attacking, Shooting

This session is formed of three drills that create scenarios for players to practice shooting from close range. It is always difficult to recreate this in training but is vital you do so MORE

Scoring in the box

Deadly finishing around the box

in Attacking, Shooting

Use this session to improve the passing technique of your players so they can set up strikers with solid goalscoring opportunities close to goal – and also gets them to work hard in the build up play when attacking and defending MORE

Two goal game one touch finish - part 1

Two Goal Game One Touch Finish

in Shooting, Small Sided Games

Set up Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum) Two teams of four players No offside If the ball leaves play, you have a few re-start options: The coach passes a new ball onto the pitch The players take a roll in The players take a throw in... MORE



in Shooting, Small Sided Games

Shooters is a collection of games that improve your team’s ability to create and take shooting opportunities. They are designed to improve the build up process, a positive attitude towards taking responsibility for shots at goal, and the reaction of the forwards to run in to win rebounds. MORE

Pass and shoot - part 1

Pass and shoot

in Shooting, Small Sided Games

It’s crucial to make your players feel comfortable to shoot at goal more often. This game enables players to do just this by encouraging them to use quick passing and combination play to create the time and space to shoot at goal. MORE

Shooters game - part 1

Shooters game

in Shooting, Small Sided Games

This game combines the skills learnt in the previous two games to create a free-fl owing possession and shooting game. The two teams must try to pass the ball in order to create opportunities to shoot at goal. MORE

Shooting breakout - part 1

Shooting breakout

in Shooting, Small Sided Games

Two teams compete to win in this neat small-sided game by outscoring each other. However, this game has a twist with the breakout factor giving one team the chance to score an additional goal as well as presenting the opposition with a quick overload situation. MORE

Ultimate 4 v 4 challenge - part 1

Ultimate 4 v 4 Challenge

in Passing, Shooting, Small Sided Games

Set up Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum) Mark out 4 zones on the pitch as in diagram 1 Two normal goals (centred) and four mini targets (in the corners) No keepers Two teams of four players This game is a combination of five games: the Two... MORE

4v4 lives - part 1

4 v 4 – Lives

in Shooting, Small Sided Games

Set up Mark out a 30 yard diameter circular pitch (with markers or cones if necessary) Place four goals as in the diagrams Four teams of four players Rules One player from each team starts on the pitch. Each team has four lives. Pass a ball onto the pitch to start the game. The four... MORE

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