Soccer Scoring with Restriction Training Drill

Scoring with Restriction

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Finishing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • cone goals or mini goals
  • pinnies
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • each team defends and attacks 2 goals
  • players only are allowed to score from inside the playing area as shown
  • ball must stay on the ground


  • goals only count if it was scored with the first touch
  • goals only count after two passes
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • ball movement
  • quick finish
  • combinations
  • switch point of attack
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • placement versus power

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