Soccer Passing (4 Goal Game) Training Drill

Passing (4 Goal Game)

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • cone goals (2-5yds)
  • pinnies


  • each team defends two mini goals on the same goal line
  • field is divided into two channels
  • teams score if they win the ball and pass across the vertical middle line and then score on the mini goal


  • teams can score on any goal
  • one point for scoring in the same channel (two points for scoring after switching channels)
  • ball cannot be dribbled across vertical middle line
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • shift as unit
  • constant movement
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • switch point of attack

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