Finishing Game # 5

Finishing Game # 5

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 10+
Difficulty: Hard
Time: 20-30 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • 2 end zones 8-12yds deep
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • play 4v4
  • players must attempt to make a pass into the end zone to a teammate who is making a run to receive and finish on goal
  • defenders and attackers can only enter the zone once the pass was made into the endzone


  • play 5v5, 6v6, 7v7 etc.
  • defender can follow into end zone after attacker’s first touch
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • body mechanics and control of body
  • body position and balance
  • eye on ball
  • quality of preparation touch
  • contact surface
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage

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