Soccer 1v1 Finishing Drill # 6 Training Drill

1v1 Finishing Drill # 6

Advanced soccer shooting drills like this one are great to focus on making a move before shooting and taking on a defender 1v1 before shooting.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • good supply of cones
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • one player starts the sequence by passing to a player opposite from him
  • both players then try to finish on a designated goal


  • play 2v2
  • first player with the ball dribbles the ball in
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • setting up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protecting the ball
  • quick finish
  • quality of preparation touch
  • contact surface
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • placement versus power

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