Soccer Unit Shift # 4 Training Drill

Unit Shift # 4

This attacking soccer drill is a good game to be effective for quick attacking and defending functions. It is a very dynamic soccer game children enjoy.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

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


  • teams can score only if all players of the team are in the attacking half
  • a goal counts 2 points if not all defenders are inside the defending half at the moment the goal is scored


  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • constant movement
  • communication
  • quick ball movement
  • good angle and distance of support to receive ball
  • keep the ball moving with quick accurate passing
  • shift as a unit
  • defenders must transition quickly

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