Soccer No Go Zone # 4 Training Drill

No Go Zone # 4

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (35yds x 25yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 mini goals
  • no-go zones 6×10 yds
  • pinnies


  • play 4v4
  • each team defends and attacks a mini goal
  • players must be in the attacking half and outside the no-go zone in order to score for their team


  • limit number of touches
  • the ball can’t bounce in the no-go zone (lofted passes only)
  • teams must connect 3 passes before they can score
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • quick finish
  • vision
  • communication
  • constant movement
  • angles of support to receive ball

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