Soccer Pair Scrimmage # 2 Training Drill

Pair Scrimmage # 2

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (40yds x 50yds)
  • 4 cone goals (3-5yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • in pairs, players stay connected by holding a pinnie
  • if the rule is broken it’s an automatic free kick for the other team
  • if ball goes out of bounce it is dribbled back in
  • 2 points if the ball is dribbled across goal line otherwise only 1 point
    no goalies


  • both players have to touch the ball before a pass or shot on goal
    each team defends 3 cone goals
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • attack open space
  • protect the ball
  • change of speed & direction
  • first touch
  • communication
  • vision
  • close control

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