Soccer Number Goals Training Drill

Number Goals

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • cone goals (3-5yds)
  • pinnies


  • teams play 4v4, 5v5 etc.
  • each goal is assigned a number from 1-4
  • when coach calls out a number players can only score on the goal with that number


  • teams score by dribbling through cone goals
  • add neutral player
  • vary number of goals
  • minimum of 3 touches
  • coach calls out two goals that teams can score on

Coaching Points:

  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • quick transition

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