Speed Off the Mark and Finishing

By Alex Trukan The exercise is focused on developing speed off the mark and finishing skills. Short distance speed is required to lose tight marking, win short distance duel or be the first player to shoot from the cross. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Conditioning With a Finishing Circuit

By Daniel Severn This week we have an easy to set up, fun, but hard working exercise. This exercise works well using 7+ players. This game involves tons of shooting so it is always easy to get the player motivated … Continue reading

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Continuous Paired Finishing

By Daniel Severn This week we have an easy to set up, fun, but hard working exercise. This exercise works well with either two or three players. Set Up and Directions The exercise is set up as shown below. We … Continue reading

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Crossing and Finishing with Agility

By Daniel Severn This week the focus is on scoring goals from crosses. I have added in some ladders and need for short sprints to help improve the players’ agility and explosiveness. During this exercise the players will be in … Continue reading

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Paired Technical and Conditioning Circuit, with Finishing

By Daniel Severn This exercise focuses on many key aspects of the game; first time passing, the volley pass, shielding the ball, aerial control, through balls and crossing and finishing. You can also incorporate your goalkeeper(s) into this practice very … Continue reading

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Developing Anaerobic Endurance and Finishing Skills with a Simple 2 v 2 v 2 Small-Sided Game

By Justin Cresser Author of Total Soccer Conditioning: A Ball Orientated Approach I was speaking to a coach earlier in the season and he said his team was playing really well but was having problems finishing. I thought to myself: “that’s … Continue reading

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