Soccer Target Players # 17 Training Drill

Target Players # 17

Discover intermediate level finishing drills for soccer players who have mastered the technique of finishing/shooting. Study and implement all our drills.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • 2 target zones (4-6 yards deep)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • pinnies


  • play 4v4, 5v5, 6v6, 7v7 etc.
  • each team has one target player in their attacking zone
  • players must stay in their designated zone
  • teams try to make a pass to their target who lays the ball back for a shot on goal


  • limit number of touches for targets
  • goals must be scored off a first touch
  • both targets are neutral which allows the teams to score on both goals
  • allow shots from the middle zone with the target being able to go for a rebound after a shot on goal
  • adjust size of field and / or target zone if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • quick finish
  • communication
  • create supporting angles
  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • vision
  • first touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • placement versus power

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