Shooting and Finishing From Wide

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on passing, movement, receiving and finishing.

This activity has a lot of running, passing and shooting. A keeper starts in goal, there is a player wide on each side, another player is near midfield and a target player is at the top of the 18. A few extra players are on the end line. The keeper starts with a ball.


The keeper plays the ball out wide. One of the extra players follows the ball.


The wide player receives the ball and then passes to the player at midfield and he follows his pass.


The player at midfield passes to the other player out wide and then follows the pass.


The wide player then passes to the player at the top of the 18 and follows his pass. The player who receives the ball turns and shoots.


The key here is players follow their pass, sprint to take the next players spot and prepares to receive the next pass.

To speed things up, instead of the ball starting with the keeper, you can have the ball start with the extra player on the end line so multiple balls can be going at a time.

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You can make the field as big or as small as you like. Bringing the players in closer makes for a faster moving but less running activity or making the field as big as possible allows for longer passing and longer running.

Have a great day!


By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

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