Soccer Target Players In Each Half Training Drill

Target Players In Each Half

Please read on for free simple attacking soccer drills that will greatly improve players attacking aspects of the game.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (40yds x 50yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • each team has two target players in the attacking half
  • if a target player receives the ball from a teammate he dribbles it onto the field (passer takes the target players position)
  • goals scored after a target player touches the ball are awarded 3 points


  • minimum of two (three) touches for all players
  • target players can move around corner flag to opponent’s goal line to support teammates
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • attack open space
  • set up defender
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • switch point of attack
  • communication
  • decision making
  • create space for others

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