Shot and rebound next to the goal

  • Organisation

    The goalkeeper stands in goal. Construction of a starting cone. A rebounder positions himself next to the goal. The balls are with the players at the starting cone 16-22 metres away.
  • Process

    The player at the starting cone plays a pass to the rebounder standing next to the side of the goal and runs towards the goal. The rebounder passes the ball for the player to shoot on goal in a way that the player does not have to break his stride. Then the next player starts from the cone and the exercise is repeated. The rebounder changes regularly. The goalkeeper tries to stop the balls heading toward the goal. Variations: 1. The starting player takes the ball with him and with his second touch takes a shot at goal. 2. The starting player plays a low or high pass. 3. The rebounder plays the ball back low or high. 4. Competition: Count Goals. The rebounder gets to follow up the shots on goal. In this variation the rebounder can leave his position after he has played the ball back and actively follows up on the rebound. Resources: 1 Full-size goal, 2 cones
  • 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

    25 x 20 Meters
  • Cone margins

    Goal – Cone differs for age groups, between 10 – 25 Meters.


Trapping, Ballskill (Touch on the ball)

Passing [Wall passes]

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


Positional play


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

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


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

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)]


15 min

Number of Players:

1 - 5 players [4 players, 5 players]

6 - 10 players [6 players]

Form of Training:

Goalkeeper training, Individual training, Team training

Participating Players:

Whole team


1 goalie


Alone training

Skill Level:

Professional, Beginner, Advanced

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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