Soccer Unit Shift # 2 Training Drill

Unit Shift # 2

Exercising soccer attacking drills manufactures success in a game whenever it counts the most. Frequent reps in practice delivers the magic on the field

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams (5v5)
  • grid (40yds x 50yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • mark off 3 zones
  • 2 reg. goals with goalkeepers
  • pinnies


  • each team defends and attacks a goal
  • teams can only score if all attacking players have moved out of their own half


  • if a goal is scored and the defending team doesn’t have all of their players in their half of the field the goal counts double
  • if ball goes out of bounce goalkeeper restarts play
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • attack open space
  • protect the ball
  • quick counterattacking
  • communication
  • fast transition
  • shift as a unit
  • movement on and off the ball

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