The striker lays the ball off to the first player, they receive the ball back and repeat with a second before having a shot at goal. Awareness of the goalkeeper's positioning and shot selection are the main focusses of this exercise. Progression can be achieved by playing at a higher tempo and adding defenders.


Soccer shooting drills

Aim: To improve shooting technique

Suitable for: U9’s and upwards

Equipment: 1 goal, 1 ball and 3 players

Organisation:  1 striker works with 2 other players, the player has 3 attempts to score. The striker passes a ball to the closest player who plays the ball back as the striker is running at goal. The striker then does the same with the other player, receives it back and then runs towards the goal and shoots. As soon as the player shoots they must sprint to the starting cone and repeat activity.

Swap roles and repeat the drill.


  • Must be high tempo
  • One shot must be with weaker foot
  • 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