Soccer 5v5 Triangular Goals Training Drill

5v5 Triangular Goals

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Basic Information

Age Group (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players 6+
Difficulty Easy-Medium
Time 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

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


  • teams score by dribbling through one of the four corner cone goals
  • players cannot score on the same goal twice in a row
  • if the ball goes out of bounce it is dribbled back in


  • each team defends and attacks two designated goals
  • multiple 1v1s (players can only defend a designated player and cannot tackle another attacker)
  • 2 points for stopping the ball dead inside a corner cone goal
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • change of direction and speed
  • close control
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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