Soccer 4v4 with Wall Players Training Drill

4v4 with Wall Players

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (25yds x 40yds)
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • play 4v4
  • each team has two wall players on the opponent’s goal line
  • a goal is awarded three points if a player scores off a pass by one of the wall players otherwise only
  • one point
  • wall player switches roles after goal is scored


  • wall player can come on the field to support his team after completing a pass (he must return after
  • team’s loss of possession)
  • wall players must play one touch
  • goals can only be scored on a first touch
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • shape of team to maintain possession
  • quick finish

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