Soccer Open Goals Training Drill

Open Goals

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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: Attacking, Defending, Passing, Possession, Goalkeeping

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (40yds x 50yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 cone goals (6-10yds) with goalkeepers
  • pinnies


  • each team defends a cone goal
  • goal can be scored from both sides of the goal


  • goalies can only move side to side on goal line
  • goals only count if knee high
  • goals can only be scored with the first touch
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • accurate passes
  • quick decision making
  • protect the ball
  • good angle of support
  • movement on and off the ball

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