Dribbling techniques and tricks 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 right side to then, be able to flick the ball to the left. He approaches the cone from the left, 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 second to last cone before the goal. He dummies this cone and then dribbles to the left to the last cone. The player should then finish with his left 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 right foot and then with their left foot. 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 3: 7 meters cone 1 - cone 4: 12 meters cone 1 - cone 2: 7 meters cone 2 - cone 3: 14 meters cone 3 - cone 4 (trick cone): 7 meters cone 4 - cone 5: 5 meters cone 5 - to 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, Laces]


Speed endurance, Speed of movement with ball, Fitness program

Strength [Power & Speed]


Quick decisioning

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis, Progression


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 [4 players, 5 players]

6 - 10 players [6 players]

Form of Training:

Team training, Individual training

Participating Players:

Whole team


Offensive behaviors, Alone training

Skill Level:

Professional, Beginner, Advanced

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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