Soccer Switch Point Of Attack # 1 Training Drill

Switch Point Of Attack # 1

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • 2 grids of equal size
  • 4 mini goals
  • good supply of cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • pinnies


  • each team defends 2 goals
  • one neutral player in each grid
  • teams score by connecting 3 passes and switching to the neutral player in the adjacent grid who
  • lays off for a player of the possessing team to score a goal
  • neutral players are not allowed to score
  • repeat sequence
  • kick ins only


  • limit number of touches
  • goals can only be scored with a first touch
  • the pass to switch the grid must be lofted
  • adjust size of grid depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • switch point of attack
  • ball movement
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • quick transitions

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