Soccer 4v2 w End Zone Training Drill

4v2 w End Zone

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • 2 end zones (4-7yds deep)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnie


  • play 4v4
  • each team defends an end zone
  • teams score by dribbling into end zone or if a player receives a pass inside the end zone
  • if a team loses possession two players from that team must immediately drop back into to their
  • designated end zone (4v2)


  • play 3v3, 5v5 etc.
  • if a team loses possession one player from that team must immediately drop back into to his
  • designated end zone (4v3)
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • create space for others
  • spread out attack
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • combination play (1-2, double pass, overlap, take over).
  • set up defender
  • protect the ball
  • first touch

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