Dribbling techniques and tricks - Dribbling with Shot at Goal

  • Organisation

    Set up a the cones with a mini goal as shown. The group starts at the first cone. One ball per player. If this is not possible then each player should be instructed to collect their ball after they have shot and pass it to the next waiting player.
  • Process

    Each player begins at the first cone by dribbling at speed towards the first cone and then dribbles around the cone on the left side to then, be able to flick the ball to the right. He approaches the cone from the right, dribbles around it and then dribbles at top speed to the next cone. At that cone, the player turns towards the goal and then dribbles in tempo for the next 2m towards the next cone. He dummies this cone and then dribbles to the last cone. The player should then finish with his right foot. The player should then make a short sprint towards the last cone to finish with his left foot. The players should alternately approach the cones so that they shoot first with their left foot and then with their right foot for each drill. The player then joins the back of the group.
  • Tip

    - Close control (the ball shouldn’t be further than 50cm from the foot). - Top speed. - The ball should always be dribbled around the cone with the foot furthest away from the cone. - The change of direction should be completed immediately behind the cone. This trick then resembles actual game play. - The coach can also stand in place of the “trick cone” This increases the resemblance to actual game play. - The shot at goal should occur immediately after the player has passed the final cone.
  • Field size

    14 x 34 meters
  • Cone margins

    Start cone - cone 1: 7 meters cone 1 - cone 2: 7 meters cone 2 - cone 3: 7 meters cone 1 - cone 3: 5 meters cone 3 - cone 4 (trick cone): 7 meters cone 4 - cone 5: 5 meters cone 5 - goal: 10 meters


Feinting/trick dribbling, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Ball control, Dribbling

Passing [Inside of the foot passing]

Shot technique/shooting [Inside of the laces passing]


Fitness program, Speed endurance, Speed of movement with ball

Strength [Power & Speed]


Quick decisioning, Quick anticipation

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis


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

U14 - U19 [Under 14]


15 min

Number of Players:

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

Form of Training:

Group training

Participating Players:

Whole team


Groups, Offensive behaviors

Skill Level:

Beginner, Advanced, Professional

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

Similar exercises - Training set:

Main point/Emphasis

Dribbling + tackle after initial charge
Tactical Warm-Up
4-goal game, variation one.

Similar exercises - Duration:

15 Mins

Tactical Warm-Up
Speed of Play - Technical Warm Up
Possession - Playing out from back

Similar exercises - Author:

Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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Pass with shot at goal after sprint
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