Soccer Touch Restriction # 2 Training Drill

Touch Restriction # 2

Our competitive small sided soccer games are basic exercises to develop the combination building of attacks from the defensive zone.

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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:Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams (6v5)
  • grid (40yds x 50yds)
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • each teams defends and attacks one goal with goalkeeper
  • team with 5 players has unlimited touches
  • team with 6 players must have minimum of 2-3 touches
  • switch roles after 5 minutes


  • play 4v3, 5v3, 7v6, 8v7 etc.
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:


  • protect the ball
  • close control
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • weight of pass
  • accuracy- first touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality in front of goal
  • placement versus power in front of goal


  • angle and speed of approach
  • control and restraint
  • delay and channel
  • angle and distance of cover
  • intercept pass
  • change role of pressure and cover
  • visual and verbal communication

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