Guruvi Soccer

Run-And-Shoot

This drill teaches the skill of spotting a ball passed in front of the running player without looking back at the passer and then adjusting the run to shoot the ball on goal.

Place the first cone or marker 25 yards (or 25 meters) from the goal. Place the second cone 5 yards (or 5 meters) behind and 2 yards to the side of the first cone as shown by the orange circles in the picture below.

1) Player B (red) is facing the goal and starts to run forward toward the goal without looking back at Player A (blue.) After player B starts to run, Player A passes the ball in front of player B. The pass should be on the ground and to the left of the Player B; it should be at least a few yards in front of Player B.

Drill Diagram

2) Player B (red) runs up to the ball and takes a one-touch shot on the goal with his or her left foot (the same side that the ball was passed to.) Player B does not try to control the ball before shooting it. Player B should aim for either side of the goal and should try to avoid shooting the ball down the center of the goal. Perform this drill at least 3 times then switch roles between Player A and Player B.

Drill Diagram

3) Now adjust the cones as shown in the picture below. Player B (red) is facing the goal and starts to run forward toward the goal without looking back at Player A (blue.) After player B starts to run, Player A passes the ball in front of player B. The pass should be on the ground and to the right of the Player B; it should be at least a few yards in front of Player B.

Drill Diagram

4) Player B (red) runs up to the ball and takes a one-touch shot on the goal with his or her right foot (the same side that the ball was passed to.) Player B does not try to control the ball before shooting it. Player B should aim for either side of the goal and should try to avoid shooting the ball down the center of the goal. Perform this drill at least 3 times then switch roles between Player A and Player B.

Drill Diagram