Flighted Balls in the 18

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.

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Soccer Shooting, Attacking, and Crossing Drill


  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.


  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.

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  • Restrict the number of touches (one-touch)

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.

Equipment Required

  • Disc Cones
  • Scrimmage Pennies/Vests
  • Soccer Practice or Training Balls
  • Full Size Goal

Drill Target Ages

  • U9, U-9, Under 9, 9 and Under
  • U10, U-10, Under 10, 10 and Under
  • U11, U-11, Under 11, 11 and Under
  • U12, U-12, Under 12, 12 and Under
  • U13, U-13, Under 13, 13 and Under
  • U14, U-14, Under 14, 14 and Under
  • U15, U-15, Under 15, 15 and Under
  • U16, U-16, Under 16, 16 and Under
  • U17 and Older

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Soccer Drill Titled: Flighted Balls in the 18
Tagged: Soccer Shooting, Attacking, and Crossing Drill
Published by: Chris Johnson
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