This 4v4 finishing drill is one of my favorite soccer finishing drills as it works on every aspect of finishing inside the 18-yard box. This drill focuses on soccer finishing skills such as chipping, crossing, heading, finishing and composure in the 18.
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4 vs 4 with 5 Goals - 4v4 Soccer Drills
This 4v4 drill is one of my favorite soccer finishing drills as it works on every aspect of finishing inside the 18-yard box.
Set up 4 small goals with training sticks or Pugg Goals on the 4 corners of the penalty area.
Place a keeper in the big goal.
Split a team into 2 teams of 4.
The coach should be at the top of the penalty area with an abundant supply of soccer balls.
The blue team is trying to attack goals 1 and 3 and defend goals 2 and 4.
The red team is trying to attack goals 2 and 4 and defend goals 1 and 3.
A goal scored in the small goals counts as 1 point.
Both teams can score in the big goal protected by the keeper, but only with a header or volley.
Scoring in the big goal counts as 2 points.
When the keeper makes a save, they should return the ball to the coach who begins play with either a pass to a team or create a 50/50 ball.
This game does an excellent job or working on spacing and runs as well as finishing, communication, and vision. The blue player might start by goal 3, draw a defender to her and then make a far post run to receive a cross from a teammate by goal 1.
You can limit their touches to 1-touch or 2-touches.
You may add perimeter players at the top of the box to keep the pace of the game up.
Have perimeter players serve first-time for an opportunity on the big goal.
Drill Coaching Points
Creating finishing opportunities
Switching the point of attack
Vision of surrounding players (both offensively and defensively)
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Soccer Drill Focus
Dribbling - Soccer Dribbling Drills
Passing - Soccer Passing Drills
Heading - Soccer Heading Drills
Crossing - Soccer Crossing/Finishing Drills
Defending - Soccer Defending Drills
Attacking - Soccer Attacking Drills
Shooting - Soccer Shooting Drills
Goalkeeping - Soccer Goalkeeping Drills
Soccer Drill Titled: 4V4 With 5 Goals Inside The 18 Tagged: 4 vs 4 with 5 Goals - 4v4 Soccer Drills Published by: Chris Johnson
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