Soccer Match Condition Training Drill

Match Condition

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • pinnies


  • multiple 1v1s (players can only defend a designated player and cannot tackle another attacker)
  • 3 points if goal scorer beats defender with a move
  • 1 point to beat a defender
  • finish session without restriction


  • rotate players every 2-3 goals
  • no forward passes in attacking half
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • explosiveness
  • exploit space
  • get defender off balance
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • take on defender

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