Soccer Six Goal 3v3 Training Drill

Six Goal 3v3

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 9+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • multiple teams
  • grid (40yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • cone goals (2-4yds)
  • pinnies


  • play 3v3
  • each team defends and attacks three cone goals
  • teams score by dribbling through a cone goal
  • rotate teams after 5 minutes or 5 goals


  • play a tournament
  • winner stays on
  • minimum of 3 touches for all players
  • add wall players
  • teams score by stopping the ball dead on goal line

Coaching Points:


  • quick transition
  • switch point of attack
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • verbal and visual communication


  • angle and speed of approach
  • control and restraint
  • delay and channel
  • angle and distance of cover
  • intercept pass
  • change role of pressure and cover
  • visual and verbal communication

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