Soccer 1v1 Finishing Drill # 3 Training Drill

1v1 Finishing Drill # 3

This competitive soccer finishing training will focus on dribbling, passing accuracy, and finishing.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 7+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: finishing, dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • 1x goal with goalie
  • good supply of cones
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • first player in group (a) dribbles zig zag around cones and tries to hit the goalie
  • same player now becomes the defender in a 1v1 against the player from group (b) who starts dribbling around
  • cones shortly after the player from group (a)


  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces, high or low etc.)
  • defender can also try to score if he wins the ball
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • eye on ball
  • quality of preparation touch
  • contact surface
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • protect the ball

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