Soccer Moveable Goal # 1 Training Drill

Moveable Goal # 1

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball except for target players
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • target players hold a pinnie between them and move around the grid
  • players dribble and try to score by passing between target players
  • rotate target players
  • player to score most goals within 90 seconds wins


  • add one or two defenders
  • no point is awarded once the ball leaves the grid after a pass
  • attackers have only one or two balls which they have pass to each other and between targets to score a point
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • vision
  • head up
  • close control
  • soft touches
  • move away from pressure
  • target players always keep same distance
  • accuracy
  • weight of pass

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