Soccer Defend End Line Vol.2 Training Drill

Defend End Line Vol.2

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 4+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams (4v4)
  • grid (20yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • each team defends and attacks one end line
  • team score by stopping the ball dead on opponent’s end line


  • 2v2, 3v3, 5v5
  • teams must connect 3 passes before they can score by stopping the dead on the opponent’s end line
  • multiple 1v1s (players can only defend a designated player and cannot tackle another attacker)
  • minimum of (two) three touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • change of speed & direction often
  • take on defender
  • attack open space
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control

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