Soccer Ball Control Finishing Drill Training Drill

Ball Control Finishing Drill

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Basic Information

Age Group:(5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-15 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Ball Control

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • 1x goal with goalie
  • cones
  • distance between the two lines (5-7yds)
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • players must try to juggle the ball from one line to the other and shoot on goal before they cross the
  • line that is closer to the goal
  • player with most goals after 7 minutes wins


  • allow players to let the ball bounce depending on the ability of the group
  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces, high or low etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • body mechanics and control of body
  • body position and balance
  • eye on ball
  • quality of preparation touch
  • contact surface
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage

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