Soccer 6 Goal Game w Sweeper Training Drill

6 Goal Game w Sweeper

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Finishing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  •  grid (40yds x 50yds)
  •  cones to mark off area
  • 2 end zones 5yds deep
  • 4 cone goals (4-5yds)


  • each team defends 3 cone goals
  • sweeper acts as a defender/goalie who cannot leave the end zone


  • limit number of touches for field players and/or sweepers
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • switch point of attack
  • awareness of goalkeeper’s position
  • quick finish
  • attack open space
  • spread out attack
  • shift as unit
  • vision
  •  communication

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