Soccer Awareness Game # 2 Training Drill

Awareness Game # 2

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 groups (4v1)
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • two groups play 4v1 keep away in the same grid
  • attackers score by connecting 7 passes
  • defenders score by dribbling out of the grid
  • switch roles often


  • limit number of touches for attackers
  • play 3v1, 4v2 or 5v2 etc. with two groups
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • spread out attack
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position — open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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