Soccer Numbers Game # 2 Training Drill

Numbers Game # 2

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2x mini goals
  • pinnies


  • coach calls out a number and an equal number of players come on the field to play with the ball distributed by the coach
  • game continues until goal is scored or ball goes out of bounds


  • one teammate of the player that wins the ball distributed by the coach enters the grid to make it a 2v1 situation
  • coach has the team that last conceded a goal play with numbers up (4v3, 3v2, 2v1 etc.)

Coaching Points:

  • good supporting angle
  • quick finish
  • quick transitions
  • communication
  • vision
  • change of speed & direction
  • close control

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