Soccer Moveable Goal # 3 Training Drill

Moveable Goal # 3

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 10+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Passing

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • each team has one ball
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • target players from each team hold on to pinnie and move around inside playing area
  • each team tries to score by passing between target players from opposing team
  • team to score most goals within 5 minutes wins


  • each team has a designated defender who only tries to win the ball from the player from the opposing team (he cannot block the goal)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • head up
  • close control
  • soft touch
  • move away from pressure
  • target players always keep same distance
  • accuracy
  • weight of pass
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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