Soccer 4v4 Six Goal Game Training Drill

4v4 Six Goal Game

Print/Download This Drill

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (40yds x 50yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • 4 cone goals (4-5yds)
  • pinnies


  • each team defends one goal with goalkeeper and 2 cone goals
  • teams can score on cone goals by dribbling through it
  • goals on cone goals count 1 point + goals on goalkeeper count 2 points


  • minimum of three touches
  • coach plays ball in (high/low throw, high/low pass)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:


  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • supporting angle and distance to ball
  • create space for others
  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • switch point of attack
  • use width of field
  • quick finish


  • angle and distance of cover
  • change role of pressure and cover
  • visual and verbal communication
  • control and restraint
  • delay and channel

Watch The Video