Shot on goal after sidewise pass

  • Organisation

    Set-up of a goal, one orientation cone and two starting cones (A + B)as seen in the graphic. The players disperse equally besides each starting cone. The balls should be kept next to the player at the cone A.


  • Process

    The red player at cone A begins with a flat-angle pass in the direction of the orientation cone. In the moment of his strike-out movement, the blue player begins a sprint from cone B to the orientation cone. While doing this he automatically moves in the direction of the ball in order to reach the ball before he reaches the orientation cone. Although player B circulates the cone, takes the ball at the same moment while his turn and finally tries a goal shot. In the end, the payers will change their cone positions to be pass acceptor and disposer.

  • Tip

    - Try the goal shot with both feet: left and right foot!

    - Be careful having a correct posture while goal shooting: Keep your upper body above the ball; Supporting leg ca. 30-40 cm sidewise and offset to the ball, foot should be in the direction of the goal shot; arms resonate; the arm, which is closest to the shooting leg, is resonating with the leg while shooting, the other one should be going forward; sight should be focused on the ball in that moment.

    - It is possible (on command of the trainer) to use different goal shot techniques (Inner side shot, Strain shot, twill shot etc.).

    - To avoid delays or standby times, the next opening pass should be played directly after the goal shot.

    - The pass giving player need to have a very precise timing for the passing speed, in order for the other player to reach the ball before being at the orientation cone. Same is an absolute need for the player who receives the ball. The receiver needs to modify his running speed and timing in order to the speed of the ball. Only like this he can reach the ball without being at the orientation cone.

    - The pass should be played very precisely so that the receiving player reaches the ball directly in front of the orientation cone.

    - The receiving of the ball and pulling-in the ball should be a fluent movement. A big bounce or a variation of the route should be avoided.

    - Receiving the ball and pulling it in should be one movement and realized with only one ball contact. The goal shot should be the second ball contact.

    - 3 Cones, 1 Goal

  • Field size

    15 x 20 Meter

  • Cone margins

    Goal - Orientation Cone: 10 - 20 Meter Orientation Cone - Starting Cone A/B: 10 Meter


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

Shot technique/shooting [Inside of the laces passing, Laces, Inside of the foot]


Positional play, Defensive/Offensive play, Positional passing


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

Strength [Leaping strength, Power & Speed]


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

Training Set:

End, Progression, Main point/Emphasis


Training examples, Game Systems


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

U6 - U13 [Under 13, Under 12, Under 11, Under 10, Under 09]


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


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

Skill Level:

Professional, Any, Beginner, Advanced

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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