Close range shots with pass and fake opponents

  • Organisation

    Construction of three poles and two starting cones in accordance with the diagram. The players divided themselves up equally on the two cones. The balls are with Group A. goalkeeper stands in goal.
  • Process

    Player A dribbles from the starting cone towards the second cone. At the same time player B starts his run to the pole. When they arrive A plays a deep ball which B runs onto and either dispatches at goal either first time, or after first controlling the ball. Switch places after each round. Resources: 1 Full-size goal, 3 poles.
  • Tip

    - The goalkeeper always takes his position off the shooter. - Owing to the high variation of shots, the goalkeeper has to react differently to each different shot technique. - The goalkeeper’s aim is always to hold onto the ball. - The goalkeeper acts as soon as the ball has left the shooter’s foot. -The takeoff takes place either with or without an intermediate step. Taking many steps, makes for too large a waste of time. When taking off, the bodyweight is on the push-off leg. - The goalkeeper jumps with a step of momentum to the side. To the right, by taking momentum over his right foot, and laterally pushes off over the soccer ball. To the left by taking momentum over the left foot. -The outfield players‘ aim is to learn the correct techniques for instep –laces shot - volley- turning and thereby to increase the speed and accuracy of the shots.
  • Field size

    35 x 25 Meters
  • Cone margins

    Goal – Poles: 25 Meters Starting cone A – Pole I: 6-8 Meters Pole I – Pole II: 12 Meters Pole II – Pole III 10 Meters Starting cone B – Pole III: 5 Meters


Trapping, Dribbling

Passing [Inside of the foot passing]

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


Positional play

Games plays [Direct play to the forwards]


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

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


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

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis


U14 - U19

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


15 min

Number of Players:

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

Form of Training:

Goalkeeper training, Individual training, Group training

Participating Players:

Whole team


1 goalie


Alone training, Groups

Skill Level:


Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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