A Drill to Improve Quick Shooting

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on receiving and quick shots.

Start with a player in the D and a server 30 yards away with balls.


As a warm up the server plays balls into the D. The player must receive the ball and control it with one touch with the ball not leaving the D and then with a second touch he plays the ball back to the server.


The player wants to stay near the back of the D to give himself as much room to work within the D as possible.

In the beginning the server plays easy balls but then he might start chipping or driving balls into the player.


Once the player gets comfortable receiving these balls, we add a keeper and a turn for a shot. Now the ball gets played in and the player has one touch to receive the ball and must get a shot hit, from within the D with the second touch.


Just like before, the server should start with easy balls but then start driving and chipping balls in.

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The next step is to add a defender.

This defender starts passively but in time, build up to a live defender.

Have a great day!


By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

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