Goal kicks/punting

  • Organisation

    Every goal has a goalkeeper. The balls are divided up among the goals.
  • Process

    The goalkeepers play against each other using goal kicks/punting on the move or throw outs. 1.goal kick 2.punting 3.throw out Resources: 2 field goals.
  • Tip

    : Use punting techniques for drop kicks, frontal volley shots or sideways shots of idle/static/stationary balls, after a pass on the move or after a throw out. Shot and throwing techniques: - The standing leg should be placed 30-40 cm to the side and be level with the ball. - The upper body is bent slightly forwards over the ball. - Foot swings from the top down. - Arm/foot coordination for shots/passes is characterized by the following features: a) Swinging movement with the right leg: right arm goes back, left arm goes forward b) Swinging movement with the left leg: left arm goes back, right arm goes forward - Goal kick technique for instep shots: forward section of the foot points down, ankle is tense and the upper body is bent slightly forward over the ball. Contact point is the back part of the instep. To shoot the ball further a slight supine position is allowed. -Inside/instep shot: the ball is partly played with an inside shot and partly with an instep shot. The standing leg is positioned to the side of the ball and the player’s upper body is in a tilted position. Toes point down, similar to the foot’s position for instep shots. -Punting techniques for drop kicks: with drop kicks the ball is met by the instep of the foot at the exact moment the ball touches the ground. - With frontal volley punting techniques the upper body is bent slightly forward. The ball is thrown slightly forwards with both hands and met at a low point (not too high). The ball obtains high pressure and high accuracy. The contact point is the instep. To reach a large punting range, it makes sense to stand upright and lean backwards slightly. -With sideways bicycle-kick punting techniques the standing leg is positioned next to the ball and the player’s upper body is in a titled position. Toes point down, similar to the foot’s position for instep shots. The contact point is the instep, the standing leg is obliquely angles and the ball is guided or thrown to the standing leg. - For side throw outs the arm is stretched backwards like a javelin thrower and the ball is placed on the palm of the hand. The stretched arm is brought back to life again and stays by the ear. If the goalkeeper throws to the right, his left leg moves diagonally forward. If he throws to the left, his right leg moves diagonally forward.
  • Field size

    depending on the group’s age- half or a whole playing field.


Trapping, Ballskill (Touch on the ball)

Passing [Long passing]

Shot technique/shooting [Inside of the laces passing, Laces, Half-volley, Volley]

Goalkeeping techniques [Throw-ins]


Positional passing

Opening the field [Throw-ins]


Speed of movement with ball

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


Quick decisioning

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis


U14 - U19

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


45 min

Number of Players:

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

Form of Training:

Group training, Goalkeeper training, Individual training

Participating Players:



2 goalies


Alone training, Groups

Skill Level:

Advanced, Professional, Beginner

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

Asphalt, Turf field, Grass field

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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Similar exercises - Duration:

45 Mins

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