Soccer 3v3 Target Goals Training Drill

3v3 Target Goals

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Basic Information

Age Group:(8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (40yds x 30yds)
  • 2 end zones (5yds x 30yds)
  • cone goals (4-5yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • teams score by passing from outside the end zone to team’s target player through either cone goal as shown
  • target player switches with passer


  • limit number of touches
  • play without end zones
  • both target players are neutral
  • add a third cone goal on each side
  • adjust size of field if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • communication
  • constant movement
  • accuracy over power
  • timing of passes
  • good first touch

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