Purpose

This drill stresses getting to the ball fast, controlling it and then shooting with good technique.

Drill Setup

  • Players form two lines one on each side of coach about 20 yards from the goal.
Win The Ball Soccer Shooting Drill
Players race to the ball, gain control of it and shoot in this competitive drill.

How it Works

  1. Coach serves a ball toward the goal and the first player from each line races to get it, gain control and shoot.
  2. Players return to the back of the opposite line.

Coaching Tips

  • Encourage a good first touch and make sure players then use good shooting technique. That means non-kicking foot alongside the ball, head down, eyes on the ball. Player makes contact with middle to top half of the ball and strikes through it.