It is important to use drills in warm-ups that allow you to accomplish multiple goals. Time is limited and you want to get your players as prepared as possible for the match. The shooting warm-up drill below is a great pregame activity. The players get opportunities to dribble, pass and shoot. Additionally it allows you to practice some movement patterns that you would hope to use in the match.
The shooting drill is from World Class Coaching, a tremendous resource for coaching tools. In the video below, Tom Mura uses Planet Training Session Planner to illustrate the Shooting Warm-up Drill. For other great videos like this you can visit the World Class Coaching YouTube Channel or visit their site at the link above.
The YouTube video has sound, so please make sure that your sound is turned on and that you have access to the site. (Some schools block access to YouTube)
To begin the drill place four cones in a rectangle outside the box. The two cones closest to the box should be just outside the circle and the two cones furthest from the box should be about 20 yards away. A fifth cone should be placed in the center of the rectangle.
The shooting drill begins with one player in the middle and one player at each of the two cones near the box. All remaining players form two lines behind the other two cones closest to midfield. The players in the line will have a ball.
There are several different versions of the drill that may be utilized but here are a couple of versions. Your creativity will certainly allow you to use the drill in a variety of ways so as to emphasize whatever is most important to you and your team.
In the first drill the ball is simply played to the middle person, who will in turn make a pass to the outside player for a shot. The outside player will open up and make a curved run out and then back in to get behind the defense. This is to simulate avoiding offsides. The player will receive the pass an attempt a shot to the far post. The shooter retrieves the ball and returns to midfield area and gets into the opposite line. Each player will simply follow their pass the the next cone and the drill continues with a new ball being entered by the next player. The two lines at midfield alternate entering the ball.
One variation is once the ball is passed out of the middle the outside player can return the pass and the middle player can pass the the left side for a shot.
A second variation might be to remove the middle man. The passer may pass forward to the outside person. The outside person then lays off the ball and the original passers sprints forward to take shot from straight on.
Again the variation are limited only by your imagination.