Soccer Quick Finish Training Drill

Quick Finish

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Passing, Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • 2 mini goals
  • cones


  • players dribble around cone and attempt to shoot the ball into their goal first
  • 2 points to score first; 1 point for just scoring; 0 points for missing the goal
  • team with most points after 5-7 minutes wins


  • use tall cones instead of mini goals as targets
  • play with three groups (three goals) for more repetition
  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces, high or low etc.)
  • 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
  • placement versus power

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