Soccer Targets in Goals # 2 Training Drill

Targets in Goals # 2

Find some free passing drills for youth soccer. Most of the soccer activities for adults can be used for kids simply by changing the size of the grid.

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Basic Information

Age Group:(5-7yrs)(8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • 3 teams
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • cone goals (2-4yds)
  • pinnies


  • play 4v4 inside the grid
  • teams score by dribbling the ball to target players
  • team starts with the ball from the goal it just scored upon
  • losing team after 4-5 minutes switches with target players


  • teams score by completing pass through the cone goals to the target player
  • each team can score on two designated targets
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • vision
  • first touch
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • accuracy

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