Soccer 4 Goal Game Training Drill

4 Goal Game

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Passing

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 30yds)
  • 4 mini goals
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • pinnies


  • teams must connect 4 (5) passes before they can score on any of the four goals


  • each team defends and attacks 2 goals
  • add a neutral player
  • a goal must come off a first touch shot
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power

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