Soccer Four Grid Keep Away # 2 Training Drill

Four Grid Keep Away # 2

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 5+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Possession, Passing

Field Preparation:

  • groups of 5
  • each group with a ball
  • each grid (15yds x 15yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • play 3v2
  • grid is divided into four smaller grids as shown
  • attackers score by making one-touch passes
  • players switch roles after 4-5 minutes


  • play 4v2, 5v2 etc.
  • limit number of touches
  • attackers score if they all touch the ball one after the other
  • attackers score a point for each 1-2 combination
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • communication
  • create supporting angles
  • play the way you face and away from pressure
  • vision
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making

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