Small-Sided Shooting and Finishing Game

This small sided shooting and finishing game is a great shooting drill that focuses on shooting and finishing.
Small-Sided, Shooting, finishing, goal scoring, soccer, drill, game, practice, training

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Small-Sided, Shooting, finishing, goal scoring, soccer, drill, game, practice, training

This small sided shooting and finishing game is a great shooting drill that focuses on shooting and finishing.


Drill Setup
Create a small field approximately the size of the penalty area (18X44 yards) and mark the center point of the field with cones. Taper each of the sidelines towards the goals on each end of the penalty area. The field should be tapered to avoid bad shooting angles. Organize players in a 4v2 (4 defenders and 2 attackers) in each half of the field. Players are restricted to the side of the grid they were originally placed. Spare soccer balls should be placed near each of the goals for quick retrieval and quick restarts.
Drill Instructions
The defenders have to shoot from their own half of the field and the forwards should follow any shots from the defenders and finish any rebounds. If the ball is shot and the goalkeeper recovers the ball, they should quickly distribute the ball to their defensive players and the play should continue. If the ball is shot over the goal, a new ball should be retrieved from behind the goal and play should resume quickly. Players should be encouraged to take half chances and limit the number of touches before shooting. Forwards should follow any shot for rebounds.

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Drill Variations
Place a restriction on the number of touches. Allow defenders to have 3-touch and forward's only 1-touch. This will encourage quick shots and more opportunities.
Drill Coaching Points
  • Players should be instructed to take shots.
  • Forwards need to be reminded to follow any rebound and get in the keeper’s face.
  • The number of touches should be limited to take quick shots.
Equipment
Drill Ages
  • 9 Years Old and Under
  • 10 Years Old and Under
  • 11 Years Old and Under
  • 12 Years Old and Under
  • 13 Years Old and Under
  • 14 Years Old and Under
  • 15 Years Old and Under
  • 16 Years Old and Under
  • 17 +
Soccer Drill Focus
  • Crossing - Soccer Crossing/Finishing Drills
  • Attacking - Soccer Attacking Drills
  • Shooting - Soccer Shooting Drills
  • Goalkeeping - Soccer Goalkeeping Drills
Soccer Drill Titled: Small-Sided Shooting and Finishing Game
Tagged: Small-Sided, Shooting, finishing, goal scoring, soccer, drill, game, practice, training
Published by: Chris Johnson
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