Soccer Vertical Pass Plus Finish # 1 Training Drill

Vertical Pass Plus Finish # 1

Advanced beginner soccer finishing drills designed for players that have perfected the technique of finishing/shooting as well as scoring with many parts of their body. Most of these training sessions can easily add pressure and additional advanced finishing abilities.

Standard Main Coaching Points:

  • Make certain to keep head and body above the ball at the time of contact.
  • Maintain awareness on the ball and arms out to have stability (Specifically the other arm to the foot striking the ball).
  • Standing foot ought to be placed next to the ball directed to the spot that you wish to shoot.
  • Strike through the center of the ball.

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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: Finishing

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • 1x goal with goalie
  • supply of cones
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • players pass to the player in the middle who relays the ball through the middle cone goal
  • player who made the first pass then makes a run through one of outer cone goals to the receive the ball and finish on goal


  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces, high or low etc.)
  • the receiver in the middle decides in which direction to lay off the ball
  • players must finish by dribbling around the goalkeeper
  • 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
  • anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • accurate passing

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