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Finishing School Academy

Calling all budding Goal Scorers - Strikers, Midfielders and Defenders!! Do you want to help your team score goals - this is the program for you!

This one day a week (Friday) development program is for players (2015-2007) that are currently in RUFC's Advanced Development (Competitive) stream who are seeking to specifically develop their ball-striking and goal scoring skills. This fast-paced, high-intensity program is not for beginners or players new to soccer.  As a Canada Soccer Quality Soccer Provider, all programming aligns with the CSA Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model.

The Finishing School is led by RUFC Technical Director, David Thorburn and LTPD Manager, Scott Guy.

This unique program is designed to improve quality and range of passing and overall ball striking, with moves that create goal scoring opportunities. The information and focus on individual technique will not only improve the quality of finishing but also provide game awareness.  Therefore, helping you identify the various patterns of play that emerge during the build up to a goal scoring opportunity. The program will help perfect the players all round range of passing which is major requirement for all players in every position of the modern day game.

Below is a list of topics that will be covered throughout this program:

  • Twin Strikers – Cross the Face runs – One Two finishing – 1V1, 2V2, 3V3 Finishing
  • Speed and reaction games – Over Lapping – Positive Support Play
  • Strikers link-up play – Midfield Support – Crossing and Finishing
  • Individual Striking Technique – Control all parts of the body – Conditioned Small sided Games
  • Free Kicks- Throw-ins – Range of Passing – ABC’S (Agility, Balance, Coordination & Speed)

Days: Fridays
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Location: Hugh Boyd
Dates: September 6, 2024 to March 7, 2025
*please note there are no sessions on December 20, December 27, or January 3 
Fee: $375

RUFC ADP players born  in 2017-2007 are invited to contact Tania Webster for a registration link.

Refunds subject to a $50 administration fee are provided up to September 5. No refunds are provided after September 5.

Questions? Please contact Tania at

Dates: Sept 6  to March 7, 2025
Days: Fridays
Location: Hugh Boyd Park 
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fee: $375