Soccer Numbers Game Training Drill

Numbers Game

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Field Preparation:

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


  • 2 teams
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2x mini goals
  • pinnies


  • the team that last conceded a goal gets to have one more player on the grid than the opponent to make it a 2v1 situation
  • one teammate of the player that wins the ball distributed by the coach enters the grid to make it a 2v1 situation
  • call out more than just one number to create a 2v2, 3v3s, 4v4s etc.
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • vision
  • change of speed & direction
  • close control
  • communication
  • set up defender

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