Soccer 4v4 Plus 4 Training Drill

4v4 Plus 4

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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: Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

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


  • 2 teams play 4v4 inside the playing area
  • another team is positioned around the grid
  • teams score a point by passing to a target player who passes it back to a third player


  • target players must play one or two touch
  • teams score by making 7 consecutive passes
  • players on the outside are allowed to pass to each other

Coaching Points:

  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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