Soccer Numbers Up Game Training Drill

Numbers Up Game

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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
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • play 4v4 without steady goalies
  • one designated player on the defending team becomes the goalie who can only block shots with his feet


  • two players on the defending team become the goalies
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage
  • quick finish
  • quick transition
  • create space for others
  • attack space behind defense

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