Soccer Creating Numbers Up Situations Training Drill

Creating Numbers Up Situations

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 10+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Finishing

Field Preparation:

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


  • 2v2 in each half
  • players must stay in their half
  • a defender must dribble the ball across the halfway line and can temporarily join the attack (when
  • the attack takes a shot or loses the ball the defender must return)
  • all restarts due to out of bounds, fouls, goals, are started by the goalies


  • play 3v3, 2v3 or 3v2 in each half
  • two (three) touches maximum for players in attacking half
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • quick finish
  • decision making

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