Soccer 1v1 Finishing Drill # 5 Training Drill

1v1 Finishing Drill # 5

The purpose of soccer shooting exercises like this one is to work on scoring goals, shooting, goalkeeping, and winning 50-50 balls.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • each player with a ball
  • 2 mini goals
  • 1 goal with goalie


  • on coach’s command players dribble around cones and pass into the mini goal
  • the player whose teammate scores on the mini goal first gets to dribble towards the goal (first player on the
  • other team becomes the defender)


  • allow defender to score if he wins the ball
  • vary position of cones for players to dribble through
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • close control
  • seal off defender
  • protect the ball
  • quick finish
  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • placement versus power

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