Soccer Field Goal Scrimmage Training Drill

Field Goal Scrimmage

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 cone goals in each half (3-4yds)
  • 2 reg. goals with goalies
  • pinnies


  • each team defends and attacks one goal
  • teams score by dribbling through any cone goal and two points for scoring a goal
  • 4 points if a player dribbles through a cone goal and then scores a goal



  • each team defends and attacks one goal and two cone goals
  • add neutral player
  • team can only score a goal if the ball is dribbled through a cone
  • goal first
  • adjust size and/or number of cone goals

Coaching Points:

  • quick finish
  • quick transitions
  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • set up defender
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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