Good shooting drill for a very small group?

Good shooting drill for a very small group?

I am looking for a more complicated drill but for around 4 players. Needs to involve hitting in the circle and shooting on goal. Maybe looking for shooting under pressure like a defender or something?

Alix MorrisonPlayer, Scotland
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Ian MarshCoach, England

Here's my personal favourite - it's good too as it can easily be tweaked to make it easier/harder by moving the defender's cones further/closer to the square on the edge of the circle.

1v1 - Scoring Challenge

DESCRIPTION
Set up two lines of players as show in the image. The players with the ball start from the middle of the pitch on the 23m line and run out towards the side of the pitch. The first player (blue) runs with the ball at pace and then stops the ball inside the box in front of the other player. The blue player continues their run around the cone in front of them and then runs back inside the area. The receiver (red) runs onto the ball left by the first runner and then runs into the D and tries to finish through one of the wide goals. The blue player should have continued their run and now tries to put pressure on the receiver's shot.

1v1 - Scoring Challenge

DESCRIPTION
Set up two lines of players as show in the image. The players with the ball start from the middle of the pitch on the 23m line and run out towards the side of the pitch. The first player (blue) runs with the ball at pace and then stops the ball inside the box in front of the other player. The blue player continues their run around the cone in front of them and then runs back inside the area. The receiver (red) runs onto the ball left by the first runner and then runs into the D and tries to finish through one of the wide goals. The blue player should have continued their run and now tries to put pressure on the receiver's shot.
Jon RoyceCoach, England

Hi Alix,

Have you a GK?

If so play 2 v 2 in the circle. Players must make one (two, three) pass(es) inside the circle prior to a shot.

This is great to develop understanding, awareness of your team mates position. shooting under pressure.

Just make sure they are safe and concentrate otherwise on a change in possession they will be day dreaming as a shot is made and be between ball and goal.

One important rule. A Penalty Corner means in this game a penalty Stroke (take them at the end of each 5 minute match). This makes the defenders defend properly and not just break the play.

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