Finishing circuit drill to put striker skills to the test

This is a testing 1v1 finishing circuit to put your strikers through their paces as they face a different challenge at each stage of the drill. Players are constantly on the move, answering questions in both attacking and defending situations.


The emphasis in the following soccer drills is on movement with the ball and shooting in the three different attacking moments. It’s a good soccer drill session to get your attackers having a go at dribbling, then firing in a shot. The first shot is unchallenged, then play advances with a defender to beat.

Soccer drill tips

For this drill, you need to set up an area 40 x 30 yards and use three cones for the different stations and two goals. You can use as many players as you want in this drill, but you need at least one at each station and a couple of goalkeepers. In this example there are eight outfield players and two goalkeepers.

image shows attacker shooting in different scenarios

image shows stage one where attacker has three touches to score, plus two more steps


Drill station 1

The attacker has three touches to dribble and score against the keeper.

Drill station 2

The defender passes to the attacker and then attempts to recover. The attacker quickly dribbles towards goal and attempts to score.

Drill station 3

The defender passes to the attacker and attempts to stop him scoring. The attacker must show disguise skills and attempt to dribble and score in either of the goals.

After each turn, the players move to the next station of the soccer drill.

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