Soccer 4v4 Passing Game Training Drill

4v4 Passing Game

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Basic Information

Age Group:(5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Attacking, Defending, Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • pinnies


  • play 4v4
  • each team defends and attacks a goal with goalie
  • if a team has possession two different players of that team must touch the ball before it can score
  • kick-ins only


  • limit number of touches
  • teams gets as many points as passes were completed before a goal
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • first touch
  • communication
  • quick decision making
  • accuracy
  • speed of play

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