Soccer 5v5 King Player Training Drill

5v5 King Player

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 45yds)
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • pinnies


  • play 5v5
  • each team selects a player whose goals counts for 3 points; all other goals just one point
  • switch roles after 4-5 minutes


  • 2-3 selected players for each team
  • limit number of touches
  • 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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