Soccer Stopwatch Finishing Training Drill

Stopwatch Finishing

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 10+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Finishing

Field Preparation:

  • 3 teams
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • 2 teams scrimmage on small field
  • scrimmage lasts until third team scores 10 goals
  • next rotate teams


  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces, high or low etc.)
  • rotate teams every 3-5 minutes
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • Finishing:
  • quality of preparation touch
  • contact surface
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power

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