3-Minute Shooting Drill
This soccer drill allows the coach to focus on shooting, goalkeeping and clearing balls from the back. This drill is an excellent warmup to a shooting or clearing practice.
Soccer Shooting and Defensive Soccer Drill
This soccer drill allows the coach to focus on shooting, goalkeeping and clearing balls from the back.
- Divide the team into 2 groups with a goalkeeper in the goal.
- One team spreads out behind the goal while the other team lines up at midfield.
- Each player at midfield should have a ball.
- If the penalty area isn't visible, the coach should set cones on the edge of the penalty area to serve as a shot marker.
- Each team is given 3 minutes on the attack shooting on the goal, and 3 minutes working on clearing balls first time behind the goal (defense).
- Each attacker takes a turn and dribbles with speed to the edge of the box and must shoot on goal before getting into the penalty area.
- As soon as that player shoots, the next player in line begins his attack.
- If the ball is shot wide of the goal, the defenders behind the goal must play a ball back and wide to the field of play before it stops dead.
- If the ball stops dead, 1 point is given to the attacking team.
- However, the defending team is awarded 1 point if they individually or collectively clear the ball or get two touches on the ball before it touches the ground.
- The attacking team scores 1 point for each goal scored.
- After 3 minutes the teams switch roles.
- The coach can serve the ball to the attackers at varying heights, angles etc before they start on goal.
- Cones can be placed at varying distances from the goal to create different choices for the goalkeeper and shooter.
- Young players can be given 1 point for a ball shot on target and 2 points for a goal.
- The coach should focus on quick attacks and properly striking the ball on target.
- Defenders working on clearing the ball should focus on making good solid contact on the ball with the attempt to play the ball high and wide.