Zig-Zag Movements and Shooting at Speed (Free)

This soccer finishing drill emphasises developing functional technique, dribbling, changing direction and shooting.

Published: 03.02.2011.
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Category: Soccer Drills - Soccer Finishing Drills
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Age Age: 12 - 20+
Difficulty Difficulty: 3
Space Space: Quarter
Keeper Keeper: 1,2
Players Players: 8 - 16
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Organisation

Players are arranged as shown. Goalkeeper is in goal. Players work in pairs. The attacker has a ball and the defender stands opposite him without a ball. Players change their roles and sides. Place plenty of extra balls next to the starting position.

See In Download In  On the signal of the coach Player A starts to dribble towards the diagonally placed stick. When the attacker reaches the stick the defender (Player D) can start his move and sprints towards the diagonally placed stick. Players make a zig-zag movement. After the last stick the attacker shoots on goal and the defender tries to prevent or block it. The exercise continues from the other side.

On the signal of the coach Player A starts to dribble towards the diagonally placed stick. When the attacker reaches the stick the defender (Player D) can start his move and sprints towards the diagonally placed stick. Players make a zig-zag movement. After the last stick the attacker shoots on goal and the defender tries to prevent or block it. The exercise continues from the other side.

Coaching points

  • Dribble at speed
  • Turn close to the stick
  • Accurate shots
  • Be calm under pressure
  • Use both feet to control the ball
  • Keep the intensity high
  • Take it competitive
  • Take care of extra balls

Set up

Number of Players: 8 - 16
Repetitions: 4
Series: 1
Time: 5 - 10
Intensity: 100 %

Equipment

  • Sticks: 12
  • Goals: 1

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