Soccer 4v4 Plus-2+2 Training Drill

4v4 Plus-2+2

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Possession, Passing

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • play 4v4
  • each team has 2 target players on adjacent end lines
  • teams score by passing to one of their two target players who passes it back to a third player on the field


  • limit number of touches for field players
  • passer switches with target player after pass
  • target players must play one touch
  • teams score by making 5 consecutive passes
  • 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
  • constant movement

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