Four Corners Aggressiveness and Fitness Drill

This soccer drill focuses on aggressiveness in winning 50/50 balls and fitness. This drill will be more beneficial for players under 8 and older.

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Four Corners Aggressiveness and Fitness Soccer Drill


  1. Create a grid that is 30x30 yards.
  2. Create 4 teams and have them stand at each of the four corner cones.
  3. The coach positions himself outside the grid near the middle of 2 side cones with an abundant supply of soccer balls.


  1. The coach plays a ball into the center of the grid and shouts out a command (such as “GO”) to begin play.
  2. The first player in each of the 4 lines must sprint after the ball in an attempt to reach the ball first.
  3. Once a player wins the ball cleanly, the player must hold possession from the other players for 5 seconds before passing the ball back to the coach.
  4. If any player steals the ball from the person in possession, that player then attempts to hold possession for 5 seconds.
  5. A team scores a point by successfully holding possession for 5 seconds and making a return pass to the coach.
  6. The first team to reach 5 points wins.

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  • The coach can play different types of balls such as flighted balls, bouncing balls, rolling balls, balls with large amounts of top or back spin.

Coaching Points

  • Players should be taught to go after the ball aggressively with speed, determination and vigor.

Equipment Required

  • Disc Cones
  • Scrimmage Pennies/Vests
  • Soccer Practice or Training Balls

Drill Target Ages

  • U4, U-4, Under 4, 4 and Under
  • U5, U-5, Under 5, 5 and Under
  • U6, U-6, Under 6, 6 and Under
  • U7, U-7, Under 7, 7 and Under
  • U8, U-8, Under 8, 8 and Under
  • 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

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Published by: Chris Johnson
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