Soccer Directional Game (4 Goals) Training Drill

Directional Game (4 Goals)

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Passing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (25yds x 35yds)
  • cones to mark off area


  • each team defends and attacks two cone goals
  • play 4v4 with one or two subs on each side
  • 3 points to dribble through and 1 point to pass it through


  • play a tournament with three or four teams
  • each team defends and attacks two goals on opposite sides
  • minimum of two (three) touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • change of direction and speed
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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