Shooting

Moving goal game

Two equal teams. Select two players to become the “moving goal”. These players take the ends of a pole, rope or towel and stretch it out as they move around the space. The other players play a game trying to score in the moving goal. Coaching Points: Players should look at the football during shooting […]

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Transition soccer

Objective: to practice passing, shooting, dribbling and changing quickly from attack to defence. Age group: U10s and older. Set up: Divide your players into teams of three or four. Create a 20 yards by 30 yards area for every two teams. Place a full-size goal at one end and two small goals at the other […]

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Three big goals

As any top striker will tell you, scoring goals successfully requires a bit more than just good kicking technique. Many young football players lack confidence in their own ability and need to be actively encouraged to ‘pull the trigger’ when they are within range of the goal. They also need to be reassured that it […]

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Four corner shooting game

Objective: To improve shooting, goalkeeping and aggressiveness. Age group: U6s upwards. Number of players: Whole squad divided into two teams of four or five (if you have more than ten players, make four teams and play two games). Set up: Create a playing area about 25 yards long by 20 yards wide with a goal […]

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Quick! Shoot!

Objective: To improve shooting skills and fitness. Age group: U8 upwards. Number of players: Whole team. Equipment: Flat cones to mark the playing area, a normal sized goal (or poles), a dozen balls. Set up: Mark out a playing area about 40 yards long x 20 yards wide. Place a goal on one end line. […]

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Goal wars

Objective: to improve dribbling and shooting skills Age group: U5 upwards. Number of players:Whole team. Set up: You need a minimum of one ball per child and preferably more. Place two goals next to each other on the same line, about five yards apart. Place a cone (or an adult/coach) about 15 yards in front […]

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Shooting practice

Objective: To practice shooting and goalkeeping skills. Age group: U6s and upwards. Number of players: Nine (but can easily be adapted for larger numbers). Set-up: Create a 30×20 yards playing area with a goal on the centre line. Divide your squad into two teams of four plus a goalkeeper. Teams stand at each end of […]

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Shoot, score, win!

This game is designed to improve your players’ ability to shoot quickly and accurately. It will also encourage them to follow up on their shots, which will result in your team scoring many more goals this season! The variation of this soccer coaching game is also a great workout for your goalkeepers. Experience: any. Set […]

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