Soccer 6 Goal Game w Goalies Training Drill

6 Goal Game w Goalies

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Basic Information

Age Group (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players 8+
Difficulty Easy
Time 20-30 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (40yds x 50yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • 4 mini goals or cone goals


  • each team defends 2 adjacent mini goals
  • on coach’s command each team defends only a designated goal with goalie


  • add a neutral player
  • each team has to defend 2 mini goals and one goal with goalie
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • support teammates
  • fast transitions
  • spread out
  • quick finish
  • switch point of attack
  • take on defender

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