Soccer Sweeper Keeper w End Zone Training Drill

Sweeper Keeper w End Zone

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 5-7yds deep end zone
  • pinnies


  • each team defends and attacks one mini goal
  • each team has a designated sweeper keeper
  • teams score by dribbling into the end zone before they go 1v1 with the sweeper keeper (no defenders allowed in end zone)
  • goalie must leave the end zone to become a field player when his team has possession


  • add neutral player
  • minimum of 2-3 touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

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

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