Moving goal

Moving goal

A soccer warm up or main drill designed to improve decision making, shooting and vision

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 motion.

Strike the ball with the instep (laces) with toe pointing down and ankle locked. This will give the players a firm hitting surface.

Hips should face the goal.

Try These Variations:

  • Add two balls.
  • Add a second goal. With more goals, players will get more shooting chances and must play with their eyes off the ball. This will present more complex decision making.