Soccer 4v4 Plus 2 Targets Training Drill

4v4 Plus 2 Targets

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 10+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Possession, Passing

Field Preparation:

  • 3 teams
  • grid (25yds x 35yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • 2 teams play 4v4 inside the playing area
  • each team has one target player on opposite sides as shown
  • teams score by passing to one target player and then to the other one without losing possession


  • target players must play one (two) touch
  • limit number of touches
  • teams score by making 5 consecutive passes
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • first touch away from pressure
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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