Finishing school: Part Three

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Split the players into two groups with a ball each. Mark out a 20 x 20 yard area with two mannequins in the middle.


For drill three the first red player dribbles towards the mannequin and shoots into the goal.

More after the break

As soon as they have shot, the first blue player dribbles towards the mannequin and shoots at goal. After shooting the red player has to try and tackle or block the blue player. If he succeeds the red team score a point.

The red player now joins the back of his queue and blue one defends against the second red player. Continue this routine for the remainder of the drill.

To progress the drill try to introduce a goalkeeper and instruct the players to beat the mannequin before they shoot.


Get the ball out of your feet. Eyes up to assess the space in front of you and the target you're aiming for. Use your laces to dribble the ball. When shooting place your standing foot beside the ball, pointing in the direction of the shot. Strike the ball with your laces to generate power. Once you’ve shot, turn sharply and attack the opposing forward to get in your block.

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Also see:
Finishing school: Part One
Finishing school: Part Two
Finishing school: Part Four

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