Soccer 4 Goals + End Zones Training Drill

4 Goals + End Zones

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 4 mini goals or cone goals
  • pinnies


  • each team defends and attacks two mini goals
  • players must dribble into opponent’s endzone before they can score


  • attacker can be followed by a defender into end zone (until then no defenders allowed in end zone)
  • one designated sweeper keeper in each end zone (attacker who dribbles into end zone goes 1v1 against sweeper keeper)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • change of direction and speed
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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