Soccer 1v1 Finishing Drill # 7 Training Drill

1v1 Finishing Drill # 7

This is a dynamic finishing soccer drill that will focus on combination play, and having a quick shot on goal to foster good soccer shooting skills.

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


  • play 1v1 with two neutral players around the grid
  • time limit for sequence is 30 sec.


  • play 2v2
  • limit number of touches for neutrals
  • vary number and position of neutral players
  • each team has two neutrals positioned around the grid
  • players must pass to a neutral before they can score
  • player with the ball starts the sequence by passing to the other group
  • 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
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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