Soccer Six Goal Game Training Drill

Six Goal Game

Youth soccer coaches should explain the rules to their players before starting a controlled scrimmage. Use the soccer tips in this game to improve your coaching and remember to teach players the skills needed to be successful during a game.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • 4 cone goals (3-4yds)
  • pinnies


  • each team defends and attacks 2 cone goals and 1 goal with goalie
  • goalkeeper can defend cone goals only with his feet and the big goal with his hands
  • 1 point for a goal on a cone goal and 3 points for goal on a large goal
  • all restarts due to out of bounds, fouls, goals, are started by the goalies (no punting allowed)


  • minimum of three touches
  • players must dribble through cone goals
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • switch point of attack
  • attack open space
  • change of direction and speed
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • vision
  • close control
  • quick finish

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