Soccer No Go Zone # 3 Training Drill

No Go Zone # 3

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • pinnies


  • play 4v4, 5v5, 6v6, 7v7 etc.
  • players and balls are not allowed to enter the no-go zone in the middle


  • allow passes on the ground (in the air) to go through the middle zone
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • use width of field
  • quick transitions
  • vision and anticipation
  • positioning to gain an advantage
  • preparation touch before crossing
  • quality of cross (weight of cross, speed of cross)

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