Soccer Group Attack Training Drill

Group Attack

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs)
Number of Players: 5+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball except for defender
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to makr off area
  • pinnie for defender to hold with his hands


  • one defender inside the middle zone
  • dribblers start with the ball at one end line
  • players try to dribble through middle zone to other end line and back across twilight zone without losing
  • possession to the defender
  • player whose ball goes out of bounds or is lost to a defender leaves game and practices juggling until the end of game
  • last player with a ball becomes the defender for next round


  • vary number of defenders
  • adjust size of grid if necessary depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • head up
  • attack open space
  • see ball with bottom of your eyes
  • use both feet
  • get defender off balance (deception)
  • take on defender

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