Soccer Channel Players # 2 Training Drill

Channel Players # 2

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Basic Information

Age Group (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players 8+
Difficulty Medium-Hard
Time 15-30 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (40yds x 50yds)
  • channel area (6yds x 50yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • teams can score only if there is at least one player of the attacking team in each of the three attacking zones (area in the middle and both channels)


  • limit number of touches (for channel players)
  • goal only counts if all the attackers are in the attacking half of the field
  • attackers score 2 goals if defenders have not all moved into the defending half
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • constant movement
  • communication is vital
  • vision
  • create supporting angles
  • speed of play
  • quick transitions
  • quick finish

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