Controlling the Ball + Finishing

  • Organisation

    • 6 cones

    • 1 goal (which can stay at its usual position) and 2-3 rotating goalkeepers

    • all available balls

    Two cones, one cone on each corner, will be placed on the edge of the 5-yard box and on the length of the baseline and 16-yard box.

    The last 2 cones will be placed about 5 meters behind the penalty area (see graphic).

    All balls should be at the cones near the goal line.

  • Process

    One player plays a precise pass to the last cone behind the 16-yard box.

    The player positioned at that cone takes a good first touch into space, so that his second touch can immediately be his shot on goal.

    Players should try to shoot from outside of the 16-yard box.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • First touch, second touch, and finish should be a flowing procedure

    • should be played as a Finishing Competition

Training Set



15 min


U17, U16


Half-volley, Inside of the foot, Inside of the laces passing, Laces, Outside of the foot, Volley, Trapping

Training Organization

Number of Players

10 players

Form of Training

Goalkeeper training, Group training

Skill Level

Advanced, Beginner

Author: Tom Pilarski

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