Pass with shot at goal after sprint

  • Organisation

    Build-up a goal and two starting cones (A+B, as well two orientation cones (I+II, as seen in the drawing. The players spread up equally next to each starting cone, each one having a ball.


  • Process

    Player A begins with a pass with direction to the orientation cone II. In the exact moment of his countermovement, player B starts a sprint to the cone II, in order to catch the ball before passing the cone. Player B circulates the orientation cone and tries a goal shot out of his movement. This is followed by the next player out of group B, passing a second ball to a second player and shooting it into the direction of the orientation cone I. The receiving player tries to catch the ball before passing the cone and then tries a goal shot. The starting group changes after each shot at goal!

  • Tip

    - Take care that the shot at goal is trained with the correct and left foot.

    - Also take care about the right body position of your players. The upper torso has to be above the ball, the supporting leg has to be 30

    - 40 cm sidewise to the ball, foot is in the shooting direction; arms follow the body movements, the arm next to the kicking leg moves with this one, while the other arms goes back. The eyes should be pointed at the ball in the moment of the shot.

    - This exercise may be trained with different goal shooting techniques (Decision of the trainer)

    - To avoid time wasting or long waiting times, directly after the shot at goal the next pass will be played.

    - The pass giving player has to have a very precise timing especially regarding the ball speed, in order to give the other player the chance to reach the ball before passing the cone. The same is important for the receiving player who has to coordinate his speed and start timing to reach the ball before passing the cone.

    - 4 Cones, 1 Goal

  • Field size

    28 x 16 meter

  • Cone margins

    Left goalposts - Cone B: 10 meter Right goalposts - Cone A: 10 meter Cone A - Orientation cone I: 16 meter Cone B - Orientation cone II: 16 meter


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

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


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


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

Strength [Leaping strength, Power & Speed]


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

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis, End, Progression


Training examples, Game Systems


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

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:

Individual training, Group training, Team training

Participating Players:

Whole team


1 goalie


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

Skill Level:

Advanced, Professional, Any, Beginner

Spatial Behavior:

Half-field, Limited playing field, Free space

Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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