Soccer 4v4 Finishing Training Drill

4v4 Finishing

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs)(8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Finishing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (25yds x 35yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 balls placed on flat cones
  • pinnies


  • play 4v4
  • balls placed on cones are positioned 5-6yrds in from the end lines
  • teams score by knocking the ball off the cone with the game ball
  • if ball goes out of bounds the ball is kicked back in (kick-ins)


  • vary number of targets
  • one target in each corner
  • tall cones as targets instead of balls
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • communication
  • create supporting angles
  • quick transitions
  • quick finish
  • switch point of attack
  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power

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