Soccer 4v4 Shooting Game Training Drill

4v4 Shooting Game

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: finishing, attacking, defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • good supply of cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • pinnies


  • play 2v2 in each half
  • players must stay in their half


  • allow the defender who makes a pass to his forward to move into the attacking half to create 3v2 situation
  • goals can only be scored off a first touch
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:


  • accurate passes
  • quick finish
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • placement versus power
  • supporting angle and distance to ball
  • unbalancing the defense
  • create space for others
  • attack space behind defense


  • angle and speed of approach
  • delay and channel
  • deny turn
  • tracking
  • recovery runs
  • changing role of pressure and cover
  • visual and verbal communication

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