Picking Shooting Space

  • Organisation

    Penalty area of the field.

    8 Dummies.

    4 cones.

  • Process

    Player takes the ball at the cones and dribbles either over the top of the box or down to the corner.

    Player must pick his space to shoot on the keeper.

    Players alternate sides.

  • Tip

    Focus on quick move across the top of the box, control of the ball good turn the hips shot.


    Add defenders either on top of the dummies or behind the dummies.

  • Field size

    1/4 of the field

Training Set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis


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

U6 - U13 [Under 10, Under 12]


35 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players, 6 - 9 players

Form of Training:

Group training, Team training, Methodical row, Individual training

Skill Level:

Beginner, Advanced, Professional, Any

Author: John Auldridge

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