Soccer Finishing Game # 1 Training Drill

Finishing Game # 1

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 10+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Passing

Field Preparation:

  • 2 team
  • 2 goals
  • good supply of cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • pinnies


  • play 7v5 plus goalie
  • attacking team defends a goal without a goalie and the defending team one with a goalie
  • defending team can score only with first touch shots from inside the attacking half


  • play 6v4, 9v7 etc.
  • limit number of touches for attackers
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group


  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage
  • unbalancing the defense
  • create space for others
  • attack space behind defense


  • angle and distance of cover
  • tracking – recovery runs
  • changing role of pressure and cover
  • visual and verbal communication
  • positioning to provide cover and balance
  • intercepting pass
  • defending vital space – squeeze toward center (compactness-concentration)
  • defending space behind
  • tracking players