Soccer 4v4 On 4 Goals Training Drill

4v4 On 4 Goals

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (40yds x 50yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 cone goals (4-5yds)
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • pinnies


  • one team defends both goals with goalkeeper
  • other team defends both cone goals (can be scored on from both sides)


  • if a team scores it keeps possession and direction of play changes
  • each team defends one cone goal and can score on either goal with goalkeeper
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:


  • set up defender
  • supporting angle and distance to ball
  • create space for others
  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • switch point of attack
  • use width of field
  • quick finish


  • angle and distance of cover
  • change role of pressure and cover
  • visual and verbal communication
  • control and restraint
  • delay and channel

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