Players practice coming under control and then taking a shot to beat a goaltender.

Drill Setup

  • Create a grid that is 30 yards long by 20 yards wide and put a goal in the center.
  • Also put a cone about 7-10 yards from each endline.

How it Works

  1. Divide players into two teams. Have each team line up at an opposite endline.
  2. First player from line two runs out to goal and becomes goaltender.
  3. First player from line one then dribbles hard to the cone, stops, then takes one step and shoots on goal.
  4. Shooter becomes goaltender and next player from line two dribbles out and shoots.
  5. A goal counts if only below the height of the keeper and in between the cones.

Coaching Tips

  • Make sure players are not backing up or moving to the side before they shoot. It should just be one step and a shot – no extra steps.
  • Also make sure the plant foot is not too far behind the ball, this will send the ball over the keeper’s head.
  • Shooter must follow their shot. They need to get to the goal quickly after shooting to protect the goal against the next shooter.