Soccer Multiple 1v1 Plus 4 Training Drill

Multiple 1v1 Plus 4

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • grid (25yds x 25yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • 4 pairs inside the grid
  • 4 neutral players around the grid
  • each pair plays a separate 1v1 inside the grid
  • players inside the grid score by passing to a neutral player who doesn’t have a ball
  • once a goal is scored only the passer/goalscorer can run to receive a new ball from another neutral player who
  • has ball as shown
  • switch roles after appr. 2 minutes


  • vary number of pairs inside the grid
  • vary number of neutral players around the grid
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • disguise
  • vision
  • first touch away from pressure
  • communication
  • quick decision making
  • accuracy over power

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