Soccer Transition Game # 1 Training Drill

Transition Game # 1

This is a site for the soccer trainer with soccer drills and practices of global soccer. A methodology that includes tactics, technique and training.

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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 Finishing, Attacking

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • 2 goals without goalies
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • pinnies


  • play 6v6
  • the defending team always must have two players on goal line and defend the goal without using
  • their hands (4v6)
  • goal can only be scored below knee height
  • goalies are not allowed to move out off goal line (penalty kick for the attacking team if they do)


  • goals count only if it the shot comes off a first touch
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • quick transitions
  • quick finish
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage

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