Soccer Multi Ball Scrimmage Soccer

Multi Ball Scrimmage

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • 4 mini goals (cone goals)
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls
  • pinnies


  • each team defends and attacks two goals
  • all players of one team start with a ball from their own goal line
  • on coach’s command players dribble (run) onto the field
  • any ball that scores is eliminated
  • game continues until all balls are gone
  • team with most goals wins
  • last goal is awarded 3 points
  • next round other team starts with the balls


  • all players start with a ball
  • two players from each team start with a ball
  • start with 2 balls in total
  • play with regular size goal (with goalie)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • vision
  • communication
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • awareness
  • decision making
  • quick transitions

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