Soccer 4v4 Plus 4+4-Switch Training Drill

4v4 Plus 4+4-Switch

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 12+
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
  • rest of the players are on the outside
  • players can only pass to their own color
  • teams score by passing to the outside to on of their teammates who then comes in the middle and connects for one more pass to a teammate
  • player who passes the ball outside immediately takes the receiver’s position
  • players on the outside cannot challenge each other


  • play 3v3 etc.
  • players on the outside must play one touch
  • 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
  • constant movement

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