Soccer 4v4 Scrimmage w Offside Lines Training Drill

4v4 Scrimmage w Offside Lines

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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: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 3 teams
  • grid (40yds x 50yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • pinnies


  • teams play 4v4 with goalies and offside lines
  • third team practices juggling on the side line
  • winner stays on and loser is replaced by the third team
  • which team scores most goals within 10 minutes?


  • if an attacker dribbles across offside line, he tries to beat the goalie in a 1v1 situation (2 points)
  • minimum of three touches
  • adjust size of field if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • take on defender
  • quick finish
  • good first touch
  • attack open space

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