Soccer 4v2 Each Half Training Drill

4v2 Each Half

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 14+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Possession, Passing, Finishing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (40yds x 50yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • pinnies


  • 4 attackers vs. 2 defenders in each half
  • each team defends and attacks a goal
  • players must stay in their designated zone


  • two (three) attackers drop back next to the opponent’s goal until possession is won back or the
  • opposing team scores
  • limit number of touches for attackers
  • attackers must connect three passes before they can score
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • accurate passes
  • quick decision making
  • protect the ball
  • good angle of support
  • movement on and off the ball
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage

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