Soccer Finishing w Time Limit Training Drill

Finishing w Time Limit

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 20-25 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Possession, Passing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (35yds x 50yds)
  • 2x goals with goalies
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • pinnies


  • play 5v5
  • one attacking team and one defending team
  • the attacking team can score on both goals
  • the defending team attempts to keep possession for as long as possible
  • after each goal the attacking team must cross the middle line before it can score again
  • teams switch roles after 6-8 minutes
  • team with most goals after 2 rounds wins


  • play with mini goals
  • play 6v4, 7v5, 8v6 etc. (attacking team with numbers up)
  • the defending team scores by connecting 6 passes
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • shape of team to maintain possession
  • quick finish

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