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Free Finishing Drills for 8-year-old kids

Finishing Drills – 1vs1 Finishing Drill 1

1vs1 Finishing Drill 1

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DESCRIPTION
• attacker and defender stand in the centre of the grid as shown
• the coach plays the ball into the feet of the attacker who has to try to score on either goal
• the defender attempts to block the shot or to play the ball out of bounce
• switch roles after 5-7 minutes

VARIATION
• vary positions of the goals
• four touches maximum for attackers
• if the defender wins the ball they can try and score as well
• the coach varies how the ball is played in (thrown, high or low, backspin etc.)
• 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
• vision and anticipation
• placement versus power
• positioning to gain an advantage

 

Finishing Drills – 4vs4 Restriction

4vs4 Restriction

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DESCRIPTION
• play 4v4
• each team defends and attacks 2 mini goals
• players cannot make forward passes
• teams score a point if a player beats a defender with a move or simply score a goal
• if a defender is beaten with a move and a goal is scored right after it counts three points
• finish session without restriction

VARIATION
• play 3v3, 5v5, 6v6 etc.
• add a neutral player
• players cannot make forward passes in the attacking half
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

COACHING POINTS
• deception
• set up defender
• change of speed & direction
• protect the ball
• vision
• close control
• quality of preparation touch
• aggressive and positive mentality
• vision and anticipation
• placement versus power
• quick finish
• quick transition

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