Soccer Scrimmage w End Zones Training Drill

Scrimmage w End Zones

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 goals w goalies
  • pinnies


  • each team defends and attacks one goal
  • players must dribble into end zone before they can score
  • players cannot be challenged by a defender inside the end zone


  • players can be challenged inside the end zone
  • players inside the end zone must finish off their first touch
  • players must beat the goalkeeper by dribbling around him
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • quick finish
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power

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