Players run through a short agility course before shooting. This drill can also be used as a general agility or fitness drill as well as a shooting one and defenders can be added for progression.

Soccer shooting drills

Aim: To improve shooting technique

Suitable for: U9’s and upwards

Equipment: 1 goal, 3 balls, 1 set of ladders, and 3 cones

Organisation:  1 striker works and has 3 attempts to score. The player hops through the agility ladder then through the cones runs towards a ball and shoots 1st time. As soon as the player shoots they must sprint to the start and repeat the activity.


  • Must be high tempo
  • One shot must be with weaker foot
  • Add a goalkeeper
  • 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
  • Player given different activity to do when going through the ladders