Soccer End Zone Game

Chris Johnson 125,664 Views Rating 4.04 (55 Reviews)

The soccer end zone game is a great soccer drill that will help coaches focus on all aspects of attacking and defending in soccer. With incorporating end zones into the game, it gives players a chance to learn to attack space behind the defense and allows defenders to learn how to deny space behind them.

Soccer Drill Diagram: Soccer End Zone Game

Soccer End Zone Game Attacking Soccer Drill

The soccer end zone game is a great soccer drill that will help coaches focus on all aspects of attacking and defending in soccer.
Drill Setup

  1. Create a 50X30 yard grid.
  2. Create a 5-yard end zones on each end of the field.
  3. Split the team into 2 evenly matched teams
Drill Instructions

  1. A team scores a goal by getting the ball from one end zone (by passing or dribbling into the zone) and immediately attacking the end zone and gaining possession in the end zone on the opposite end.
  2. If the opposing team wins the ball before successfully gaining possession in both end zones, no point should be awarded.
Drill Variations

  • Limit the number of touches.
Drill Coaching Points

  • Focus on fundamental passing, moving, support.
  • Focus on basic defending and attacking skills.
  • Focus on quick counter-attacks.

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