4V4 With 5 Goals Inside The 18

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.

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4 vs 4 with 5 Goals - 4v4 Soccer Drills


  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.


  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.

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  • 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.

Coaching Points

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

Equipment Required

  • Disc Cones
  • Scrimmage Pennies/Vests
  • Soccer Practice or Training Balls
  • Training Sticks or Agility Poles
  • Pugg Goal or Mini Soccer Goal
  • Full Size Goal

Drill Target Ages

  • U9, U-9, Under 9, 9 and Under
  • U10, U-10, Under 10, 10 and Under
  • U11, U-11, Under 11, 11 and Under
  • U12, U-12, Under 12, 12 and Under
  • U13, U-13, Under 13, 13 and Under
  • U14, U-14, Under 14, 14 and Under
  • U15, U-15, Under 15, 15 and Under
  • U16, U-16, Under 16, 16 and Under
  • U17 and Older

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Soccer Drill Titled: 4V4 With 5 Goals Inside The 18
Tagged: 4 vs 4 with 5 Goals - 4v4 Soccer Drills
Published by: Chris Johnson
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