Soccer Zone Keep Away # 1 Training Drill

Zone Keep Away # 1

All of these soccer drills for high school will assist to make certain that players are ready for specific match scenarios. Defending positioning, re-possessing the ball plus looking for room in attacking half are being discussed within this segment, with the exercises ideal for U13s and up. Print out all drills and utilize them at your next high school coaching practice. Complex topics incorporate football tryouts suggestions, strategies for premier and high school soccer, easy methods to coach passing, the best way to clear the ball and switch from defensive to attacking, how to show players to not bunch up and the way to educate on aggressive play.

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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, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (20yds x 20yds)
  • 4 zones (5yds x 20yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • two players from each team positioned in zones as shown
  • players cannot leave their assigned zone
  • teams can score by connecting seven passes across their opponent’s middle zone without losing possession


  • limit number of touches
  • one defender from the middle zone is allowed to enter attacker’s zone to pressure
  • adjust size of zones if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • communication
  • create supporting angles
  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • vision
  • first touch

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