Soccer 5v5 Goalies Training Drill

5v5 Goalies

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 10+
Difficulty: Hard
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (35yds x 45yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • 5v5 with goalies positioned on opposite goal lines
  • each team attempts to keep possession and complete 5 passes before a player can chip the ball into the goalies
  • hands to be awarded a point for his team
  • goalie feeds the ball back to the team that scored


  • play with one target player on each end line who must control a chipped pass with their feet for a team to be
  • awarded a point
  • each team can only score on one designated goalie
  • goalies move around inside the grid
  • goalies move around the outside of the grid
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

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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