Soccer Finishing Drill # 9 Training Drill

Finishing Drill # 9

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 9+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Defending

Field Preparation:

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


  • first player from group on the goal line passes the ball diagonally to the other group and then pressures the
  • attacker in 1v1 situation
  • allow to go for a rebound after a shot on goal
  • repeat sequence from other side
  • switch lines after each turn


  • first player chips the ball over to the other group
  • passive defending only to start activity
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group


  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • placement versus power
  • deception
  • setting up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protecting the ball


  • closing down
  • recovery runs (goal side positioning)
  • angle and speed of approach
  • control and restraint
  • delay and channel
  • deny turn
  • timing and decision to tackle