Soccer 4v4 Plus 4 w Long Pass Training Drill

4v4 Plus 4 w Long Pass

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

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


  • 2 teams play 4v4 inside the playing area
  • neutral players on the outside of the field support the team in possession
  • teams score by maintaining possession before playing to one of the neutral players who then plays a one-touch pass to the target player opposite of him
  • if the receiving player successfully controls the long pass the team is awarded a point
  • switch roles after 4-5 minutes


  • players on the outside are allowed to pass to each other
  • 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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