Soccer 4v4 w Target Player Training Drill

4v4 w Target Player

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 7+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • teams score by connecting 6 passes in a row or by passing to neutral player who passes to a third player


  • players must toe tap an outside cone after completing a pass
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • first touch

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