Soccer Finishing Drill # 8 Training Drill

Finishing Drill # 8

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 7+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Finishing

Field Preparation:

  • 2 groups
  • 1 goal with goalie
  • good supply of cones
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • one group with all the balls
  • the first player of the group with the balls dribbles to the center of the triangle where he stops the ball, steps
  • over it (leaves it), and continues his run
  • the first player in the other line starts his run at the same time the dribbler does and runs to the ball to take a
  • preparation touch out of the triangle before he shoots on target
  • players switch lines/groups after each turn


  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces, high or low etc.)
  • ball cannot touch the ground before it goes over the goal line
  • players must take a one-touch shot on goal
  • players must shoot directly to the keeper
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • timing of runs
  • communication
  • eye on ball
  • quality of preparation touch
  • contact surface
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantageou

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