Soccer Creating Numbers Training Drill

Creating Numbers

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10-25 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Finishing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

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


  • game starts with one team having one more player on the field than the other team
  • on coach’s command one (both) team gets an additional player
  • next round the other team starts with one additional player


  • play 4v2, 3v1 etc.
  • if a goal is scored the team that was scored on gets one additional player
  • if a goal is scored both teams get one additional player
  • each team gets an additional player every 1-2 minutes
  • if team with less players scores it is awarded 2 points
  • adjust size of field if necessary

Coaching Points:


  • quick finish
  • change of direction and speed
  • deception
  • setting up defender
  • protecting the ball
  • vision


  • delay and channel
  • timing and decision to tackle
  • angle and distance of cover
  • intercept pass
  • changing role of pressure and cover
  • visual and verbal communication

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