Soccer Striker in Attacking Zone # 1 Training Drill

Striker in Attacking Zone # 1

Print/Download This Drill

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 10+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Finishing, Passing, Attacking

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (40yds x 50yds)
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • 2 end zones 8-12yds deep
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • pinnies


  • play 4v4 in the middle zone
  • one attacker in each end zone
  • all players must stay in their zone initially
  • teams score by connecting a pass to their attacker in the attacking end zone who then tries to finish on goal
  • the defenders can enter the end zone once the attacker receives the ball
  • switch players in end zones


  • play 5v5, 6v6, 7v7 in the middle zone etc.
  • limit number of touches for players in the end zones
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • disguise
  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

Watch The Video