Soccer Box Crashing – Finishing Activity Training Drill

Box Crashing – Finishing Activity

Print/Download This Drill

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Basic Information

Age Group:(8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 7+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Passing

Field Preparation:

  • 1 goal with goalie
  • good supply of cones
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • player A passes to player B who lays it off to player C who then crosses the ball in for player D + E
  • repeat sequence from the other side
  • players must try to finish on first touch
  • players switch position after 3-4 minutes


  • players F + B can play to either player E or C
  • allow player F (B) to enter the grid as a defender
  • players must try to finish off headers or volley shots
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:


  • accurate passes
  • quick finish
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • placement versus power
  • angle of approach
  • preparation touch before crossing
  • quality of cross (weight of cross, speed of cross)


  • angle and speed of approach
  • intercept pass
  • deny turn
  • timing and decision to tackle
  • control and restraint

Watch The Video