Soccer Finishing Drill # 1Training Drill

Finishing Drill # 1

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

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


  • the first players in each group run on coach’s command around the cone to finish on goal one-touch
  • coach feeds the ball in


  • coach feeds ball by throwing (forward or backward spin etc.)
  • players must go zig zag around cones before they can shoot on goal
  • 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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