Soccer 4v4 Plus 4 Combination Training Drill

4v4 Plus 4 Combination

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 9+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-20 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
  • another team (neutral players) is positioned around the grid
  • teams in the middle score a point by passing to a neutral player who passes it to any other neutral player around the grid who connects it back to the team that had possession of the ball last


  • neutral player must pass it to neutral on the opposite end line who then tries to a player of the team that had possession last to complete the sequence
  • neutral players must play one (two) touch
  • teams score by making 5 consecutive passes
  • players on the outside are allowed to pass to each other

Coaching Points:

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

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