Soccer 4v4 Dribbling Line Training Drill

4v4 Dribbling Line

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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: Dribbling, Finishing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 1 goal with goalie
  • 1 cone goal (7-10yds)
  • pinnies


  • defenders defend goal with goalkeeper and cone goal in front of it and attackers defend end line opposite to the goal
  • attacker’s objective is to dribble through cone goal which is set up in front of goal (attackers cannot be challenged once they are past the cone goal line – they go 1v1 with goalie)
  • defenders try to counterattack by dribbling across end line
  • switch roles after 5-10 minutes


  • add a player to the attacking team (5v4)
  • add neutral player
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • support teammates from good angle
  • quick transitions
  • spread out
  • quick finish
  • switch point of attack
  • set up defender

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