Finishing in a square is a great drill for strikers to practice finishing in front of goal. Players position themselves around the 18 yard box and deliver passes to a player inside the 18 yard box who tries to score.
Set up a 5×5 yard square inside the 18 yard box as shown in the diagram. One player enters the square. Have five players position themselves around the 18 yard box with a supply of soccer balls.
How It Works
The players around the outside of the box take turns passing the ball to the player in the square who must finish with one or two touches. The player must finish from inside the square for the goals to count. Have the player in the square receive ten passes, keeping track of how many they score. Rotate the player in the square after ten passes.
Finishing in a square gives strikers lots of repetitions in front of goal. This drill works well with passes on the ground or with passes in the air so that strikers can work on headers and volleys. Encourage players to shoot towards the corners, away from the goal keeper.
For a similar drill that players can do on their own, check out the ten ball shooting test. Other great finishing drills include the Lionel Messi shooting drill, the wall pass shooting drill, and 2v1 to goal.