Soccer Small Sided Finishing Game Training Drill

Small Sided Finishing Game

Please read on for free soccer drills that will greatly improve your players attacking game by cashing in on more scoring opportunities.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (20yds x 50yds)
  • 2x goals with goalies
  • good supply of cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • 4 defenders vs. 2 attackers in each half
  • players must stay in their designated area
  • the defenders shoot from their own half of the field and the forwards can only score on rebounds


  • defenders must connect 2 passes before they can score
  • limit number of touches for defenders
  • 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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