Soccer 5v5 Goalie Target Training Drill

5v5 Goalie Target

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 9+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession, Goalkeeping

Field Preparation:

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


  • each team attempts to keep possession and complete 5 passes before a player can chip the ball into the goalkeepers hands to be awarded a point for his team
  • goalie feeds the ball back to the team that scored


  • play 4v4, 6v6, 7v7 etc.
  • team must connect 3 passes before the chip
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust size of field if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • constant movement
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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