Close-range shots on goal in a 3 meter cone-goal

  • Organisation

    set up a 3 meter wide cone goal in the goal. The goalkeeper trainer positions himself at a distance of 6 meters in front of the cone goal in which the goalkeeper is standing. The goalkeeper has the soccer balls.
  • Process

    The goalkeeper coach shoots hard, powerful balls at the cone goal, which the goalkeeper must save. Resource: 1 field goal
  • Tip

    Due to the forceful instep shot close-range shot by the goalkeeper trainer the goalkeeper has to react quickly. Therefore in this exercise the focus is on the training of quick reactions and on overcoming the fear of forceful shots. - Adjust the forcefulness of the shot according to the age of the goalkeeper. - Vary the shots between flat, half-height and high balls. - Feet should point in the direction of the shoots and should be roughly hip-width apart, the upper-body should lean slightly forward and eyes should be fixed on the ball. - Balls should be discarded to the side - After every shot the goalkeeper must respond immediately to the next ball. - A series of shots consists of six shots, then a pause of 1-3 minutes.
  • Field size

    18-yard-box (penalty area).
  • Cone margins

    from goalpost to cone: 2 meters


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

Strength [Leaping strength, Power & Speed, Strength endurance]


Quick decisioning, Quick processing, Quickness of reaction, Quick understanding of danger, Quick anticipation, Flexibility

Training Set:

Break, Main point/Emphasis


U14 - U19

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


10 min

Number of Players:

1 - 5 players [Player, 2 players, 3 players, 4 players]

Form of Training:

Goalkeeper training, Individual training, Individual training, Group training

Participating Players:



Groups, Motivational training, Alone training, Goalkeeper behaviors, Alone training

Skill Level:

Beginner, Advanced, Professional

Spatial Behavior:

Penalty box

Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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