Zig-Zag Movements and Shooting at Speed (FREE)

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

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

Age

12 - 20+

Space

Quarter

Players

8-16

Difficulty

3

Individual/ Team

Team

Keeper

1,2

Video

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 INZig-Zag Movements and Shooting at Speed. Set Up
Set Up
  SEE IN  DOWNLOAD INZig-Zag Movements and Shooting at Speed. On the signal of the coach Player A starts to dribble towards the diagonally placed stick. When the attack...
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 min

    Intensity: 100 %

    Equipment

    • Sticks: 12
    • Goals: 1
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