Soccer 4v4 Plus 4 Multiple Balls Training Drill

4v4 Plus 4 Multiple Balls

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 3 teams
  • grid (30yds x 35yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • play 4v4 inside the grid
  • 4 neutral players around the grid
  • two of the four neutral players have soccer balls
  • players inside the grid score by passing to a neutral player who doesn’t have a ball
    once a goal is scored the passer runs to receive a new ball from another neutral player as shown
  • team with most “goals” after 5 minutes stays and other team switches roles with neutral players


  • vary number of pairs inside the grid
  • vary number of neutral players with a ball
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • disguise
  • vision
  • first touch
  • communication
  • quick decision making
  • accuracy over power

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