Soccer Targets In Goals # 4 Training Drill

Targets In Goals # 4

The objective of soccer small-sided games SSG is a stair step approach for young players to grow into the adult player they can become.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs)(8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-25 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • cone goals (2-4yds)
  • pinnies
  • have a supply of balls for continuous play


  • play 5v4
  • teams score by playing through any of the three remaining cone goals
  • team with five players must always have a player in cone goal that was scored upon last
  • switch roles after 5 minutes
  • kick-ins only


  • limit number of touches for team with 5 players
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • vision
  • first touch
  • quick decision making
  • constant movement
  • communication
  • good angle and distance of support to receive ball
  • spread out attack
  • switch point of attack

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