Soccer Up & Down Training Drill

Up & Down

These finishing soccer drills concentrate on problem solving while in the offensive third to be able to increase scoring opportunities. The drills also offer numerous important touches allowing for players to strengthen their finishing skill. Should you have the resolve to utilize the drills in this section I assure that your squad will certainly score a lot more goals.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • one goal with goalie
  • good supply of cones


  • first player in group (a) dribbles zigzag around cones and shoots it high at the goalie
  • same player now becomes the defender in a 1v1 against the player from group (b) who starts
  • dribbling around cones at the same time as player from group (a)
    switch sides after 5 minutes
  • set up same format next to it if more than 5 players in each line
  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces, high or low etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • accuracy over power
  • body position and balance
  • eye on ball
  • quality of preparation touch

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