Taking the ball with the back to the goal

  • Organisation

    Set-up of one goal and two starting cones (I+II) as it can be seen in the drawing. The player is standing with his back to the goal at the starting cone I. All other players stay at starting cone II.


  • Process

    Player A plays a ball on a high level to player B. Player B takes the ball out of the air and turns around in the direction of the goal and then, with his second contact of the ball, tries a shot at goal. Directly after this, player A and B change positions and repeat the exercise.

  • Tip

    - Please take care that the shot at goal is trained with both, left and right, foot.

    - The receiving of the ball and the release should be a flowing movement. A wide bounce of the ball or a derogating pathway of the goal should be avoided.

    - The upper part of the body is directed towards the goal while receiving the ball with the torso. The second contact with the ball should be the following shot at goal.

    - While executing a volleyed goal shot, the upper torso is leaning forward. The ball should be hit on a low spot (not too high), in order to increase the shooting pressure on the ball and a more precise accurateness.

    - While doing a Dropkick, the ball has to be shot with the instep at the moment the ball touches the ground.

    - 2 Cones, 1 Goal

  • Field size

    10 x 25 meter

  • Cone margins

    Goal - Cone I: 8 - 18 meter Cone I - Cone II: 4 - 7 meter


Ball control, Passing, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Running technique with/without ball, Trapping

Shot technique/shooting [Inside of the laces passing, Volley, Half-volley, Inside of the foot, Outside of the foot, Laces]


Wing play/Crossing, Positional passing, Positional play, Defensive/Offensive play


Speed of movement with ball, Speed of movement off the ball

Strength [Leaping strength, Power & Speed]


Quick processing, Quickness of reaction, Quick understanding of danger, Quick anticipation, Coordination & Speed Training, Quick decisioning

Training Set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis, End


Training examples, Game Systems


Any, Adult (from 18 years on), U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 13, Under 12, Under 11, Under 10, Under 09, Under 8, U 07 (6-7 years)]


90 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players

1 - 5 players [3 players, 4 players, 5 players]

6 - 9 players [6 players, 7 players, 8 players]

Form of Training:

Group training, Team training, Individual training

Participating Players:

Whole team


1 goalie


Cooperation within the team, Alone training, Offensive behaviors, Groups, Part of a team

Skill Level:

Beginner, Advanced, Professional, Any

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field, Free space, Half-field

Training Location:

Indoor, Forest/meadow, Asphalt, Turf field, Grass field

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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Similar exercises - Duration:

90 Mins

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