Two players race to reach the ball first and have a shot at goal. This drill is great for fun competition and improving reactions and pressure scoring.


Soccer shooting drills

Aim: To improve shooting technique

Suitable for: U9’s and upwards

Equipment: 1 goal, cones, balls

Organisation:  Split the team in to two groups. Players line up shoulder to shoulder facing the goal, as soon as the coach throws the ball the players can run after it, win possession and shoot.


  • Add a defender
  • Limit the forwards touches
  • Players in press up position

Coaching Points

  • Accuracy of shot
  • Shot selection (driven, side foot placed, lob, curl, etc)
  • First touch away from opposition
  • Speed of turn