4V4 With 5 Goals Inside The 18

4 vs 4 with 5 Goals - 4v4 Soccer Drills

Published 12/29/2005 12:00:00 AM
Author: Chris Johnson
4V4 With 5 Goals Inside The 18

Drill Objective:

This 4v4 finishing drill is one of my favorite soccer finishing drills as it works on every aspect of finishing inside the 18-yard box. This drill focuses on soccer finishing skills such as chipping, crossing, heading, finishing and composure in the 18.

Drill Setup:

  1. Set up 4 small goals with training sticks or Pugg Goals on the 4 corners of the penalty area.
  2. Place a keeper in the big goal.
  3. Split a team into 2 teams of 4.
  4. The coach should be at the top of the penalty area with an abundant supply of soccer balls.

Drill Instructions:

  1. The blue team is trying to attack goals 1 and 3 and defend goals 2 and 4.
  2. The red team is trying to attack goals 2 and 4 and defend goals 1 and 3. 
  3. A goal scored in the small goals counts as 1 point. 
  4. Both teams can score in the big goal protected by the keeper, but only with a header or volley. 
  5. Scoring in the big goal counts as 2 points. 
  6. When the keeper makes a save, they should return the ball to the coach who begins play with either a pass to a team or create a 50/50 ball.
This game does an excellent job or working on spacing and runs as well as finishing, communication, and vision. The blue player might start by goal 3, draw a defender to her and then make a far post run to receive a cross from a teammate by goal 1.

Drill Coaching Points:

  • Creating finishing opportunities
  • Switching the point of attack
  • Vision of surrounding players (both offensively and defensively)

Drill Variations

  • You can limit their touches to 1-touch or 2-touches.
  • You may add perimeter players at the top of the box to keep the pace of the game up.
  • Have perimeter players serve first-time for an opportunity on the big goal.

Titled: 4V4 With 5 Goals Inside The 18
Tagged: 4 vs 4 with 5 Goals - 4v4 Soccer Drills

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