Soccer 5v5 Man to Man Training Drill

5v5 Man to Man

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Possession, Passing, Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (40yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • each player is assigned a player from the opposing team
  • players can only defend their assigned player
  • teams score by making 5 consecutive passes


  • limited number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

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

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