Soccer 1v1 Corner Mini Goals Training Drill

1v1 Corner Mini Goals

This drill is for young soccer players that want to learn how to dribble a soccer ball and have fun at the same time.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 4-8
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • cones to mark off area
  • grid (15yds x 20yds)
  • 4 mini-goals (3yds)
  • good supply of balls
  • pinnies


  • each team behind its own goal line
  • first player of each team play 1v1 until somebody scores on one of the two mini-goals or the ball goes out of
  • bounce
  • next set of players repeats sequence
  • the team that scored last has their player dribble in the ball


  • play 2v2, 3v3 or 4v4
  • play with a size 2 or 3 ball
  • coach plays the game ball in (high/low throw, high/low pass)
  • players attempt to dribble through one of their own two cone goals
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • deception
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • acceleration
  • close control

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