Soccer Comeback Game Training Drill

Comeback Game

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • pinnies


  • each team defends a goal
  • the team which is up by one goal has a maximum of three touches
  • if a team is up by two or more goals it can only score off headers and volley shots (first touch goals in general)


  • limited number of touches only in attacking or defending half
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage

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