Soccer 4v4 End Zone Training Drill

4v4 End Zone

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • 2 end zones (4-5yds deep)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • teams score if a player receives a pass inside the end zone
  • the player must make a run into the end zone to receive the pass (he cannot wait inside the end zone)


  • teams must connect two (three) passes before they can make a pass into the end zone
  • limit number of touches
  • add a neutral player
  • play 5v5, 6v6 etc.
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • timing of passes
  • good first touch into space
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position — open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • constant movement

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