Soccer Finishing w Neutral Wallers Training Drill

Finishing w Neutral Wallers

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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 teams
  • grid (18yds x 25yds)
  • 1 goal with goalie
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • pinnies


  • play 4v4 with three neutral wall players around the grid
  • 2 points awarded for a goal if the pass came from a wall player
  • wall players must play two touch


  • wall players must play one touch
  • goals only count if they come off headers or volley shots
  • 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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