Soccer Three Goal Game Training Drill

Three Goal Game

The following U-8 soccer training games are intended to provide information to coaches to improve their ability to deliver quality training practices.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 3 teams
  • cones to mark off area
  • 3 cone goals (3-5yds)


  • play 1v1v1
  • each player defends one goal and scores on any of the other two goals
  • if ball goes out of bounce or goal is scored next set of players goes onto the field
  • goals must be scored by dribbling through the goal and will not count if passed through the goal


  • players are allowed to pass through the cone to a teammate
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • attack open space
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision

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