Soccer 5v5 Through Hot Corners Training Drill

5v5 Through Hot Corners

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Basic Information

Age Group (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players 10+
Difficulty Hard
Time 20-30 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

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


  • teams score by moving the ball through one of the corner areas in the attacking half
  • attackers cannot be challenged within corner area
  • goal after a cross counts 2 points


  • teams must pass and receive a ball in a corner area before they can score
  • players must dribble into corner area and then play a cross
  • 2 touches maximum for all players
  • 2 touches maximum only for player inside corner area
  • attacker inside corner area can be challenged
  • adjust size of corner areas if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • switch point of attack
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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