Soccer 5v5 Match Condition Training Drill

5v5 Match Condition

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • unconditioned scrimmage
  • teams score a point if a player beats a defender with a move
  • each regular goal is awarded one point


  • 3 touch minimum
  • play with mini goals instead of regular size goals with goalies
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • deception
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • quick finish
  • quick transition

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