Soccer Multiple 1v1 Plus 4+4 Training Drill

Multiple 1v1 Plus 4+4

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 12+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • grid (30yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies
  • supply of balls ready for continuous play


  • 4 pairs inside the grid
  • 4 players from each team around the grid as shown
  • 2-3 target players outside the grid also have balls
  • each pair plays a separate 1v1 inside the grid
  • players inside the grid score by passing to a target 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 target player as
  • shown
  • switch roles after appr. 2 minutes


  • vary number of pairs inside the grid
  • vary number of target players with a ball
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

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

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