Flighted Balls in the 18

Chris Johnson 156,746 Views Rating 4.08 (75 Reviews)

This soccer drill is designed to focus on chipping, trapping and shooting inside the 18. If you need your team to feel more comfortable inside the penalty box, you have to practice there.

Soccer Drill Diagram: Flighted Balls in the 18

Soccer Shooting, Attacking, and Crossing Drill

This soccer drill is designed to focus on chipping, trapping and shooting inside the 18 to feel more comfortable inside the penalty box.
Drill Setup

  1. Divide the team into 3 equal lines.
  2. Group A is on one corner of the penalty box near the end line with an ample supply of soccer balls.
  3. Group B is on the other corner of the penalty box near the end line.
  4. Group C is at the top of the penalty box the semi-circle.
  5. A goalkeeper in the goal.
Drill Instructions

  1. The first player from Group A serves a flighted ball across the face of the goal to Group B.
  2. The first player from Group B takes the ball out of the air with a good control touch and passes the ball to Group C.
  3. Group C then takes a shot on goal.
  4. The players should rotate A, B then C.
Drill Variations

  • Restrict the number of touches (one-touch)
Drill Coaching Points

  • Focus on quality of flighted balls, control touches and shots.
  • Players should learn to be more comfortable in front of the goal and focus on finishing the ball.

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