Soccer 7v5 Numbers Up Training Drill

7v5 Numbers Up

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs)(8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 10+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 20-25 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession, Finishing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (35yds x 45yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 reg. goals
  • pinnies


  • each team defends and attacks one goal without goalie
  • if a team loses possession two designated players from the defending team drop back to be
  • temporary goalies
  • goalies must remain on goal line until possession is won back(goalies may use their hands to block shots)


  • limit number of touches
  • all players must be in the attacking before a team can score
  • teams must connect 5 passes before they can score
  • 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
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • placement versus power

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