There are countless drills to practice finishing and scoring. Below are two very simple drills that you can add to your toolbox. While the scoring drills that you are currently using are probably effective and well designed,it is often helpful to simply use a different drill.
Adding new drills can help with practice enthusiasm and keep players from become “bored with the same old drills.”
The drills are from Alan Kirkup, University of Florida Assistant Coach,former player for Manchester United FC; over 27 years coaching experience including 18 years as a head coach at the collegiate level. In the clip Coach Kirkup demonstrates two different scoring drills.
For more information about the DVD that this clip came from click the link 30 Shooting Exercises to Score Goals
The first drill is a Give and Go Break Away Drill. There are three players involved in this drill and they rotate through three positions. The ball is played into player number 1 who then passes it forward to player number two who is pretending to ward of a defender. Number 2 then sets the ball to the third player. Number 2 spins out and receives a return pass from number 3.
Number 2 now tries to score on one touch with number 1 chasing down and trying to defend. The emphasis is on a quality set and through ball in order to score with one touch.
The YouTube video below has sound, so please make sure that your sound is turned on and that you have access to the site.(Some schools block access to YouTube)
The second drill is a Two Touch Finish followed by a 2v1 finish. In this drill the ball is played in to a player who uses two touches and then scores. That player then becomes the defender for a quick 2v1 scoring opportunity. The coach will play the second ball into one of the two offensive players and they will quickly attack the 1 defender trying to score as fast as possible. Here you can emphasize the overlap and the give and go to create scoring opportunities 2v1.