Soccer 4 Corner Zones Training Drill

4 Corner Zones

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Easy- Medium
Time: 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 4 corner zones
  • pinnies


  • each team attempts to dribble and lay off the ball to one of its target players in one of the corner zones
  • (receiving target player must dribble the ball out of his zone and complete one pass to be awarded a point for his team – optional)
  • serving player switches position with target player


  • play 4v2, 5v3 (2 neutrals for each team)
  • all target players are neutral
  • play with 2 balls simultaneously
  • if targets are all neutral, team of targets come on the grid once they receive the ball (team of serving player
  • switches out to become target players)
  • minimum of 2-3 touches
  • adjust size of field if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • quick transition
  • change of speed & direction
  • attack open space
  • awareness
  • communication

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