Soccer 4v4 Plus 4 with Minigoals Training Drill

4v4 Plus 4 with Minigoals

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 3 teams
  • grid (40yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • 2 teams play 4v4 inside the playing area
  • each team defends and attacks two mini goals
  • neutral players are positioned at the sideline and goalline
  • teams attempt to score by utilizing neutral players
  • teams switch roles every 6-8 minutes


  • team in possession has to include neutral players before they can score
  • limit number of touches
  • 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

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