4v4v4 Zone Bypass

  • Organisation

    3 Zones approximately 30x30 total split into to 10x30 sections. 3 teams of 4 players in each zone.

  • Process

    Objective is to pass ball between the outer zones by splitting the center zone defenders. If defenders intercept, the offending team transitions into the defensive zone while the intercepting team replaces them in the offensive zone. Defensive team may not leave their zone.

  • Tip

    Defending 4 use appropriate Zonal tactics of pressure cover balance. Transition should be immediate and organized.

  • Field size

    30x30 split into 3 equal zones


Passing, Ball control, Ballskill (Touch on the ball)


Speed of movement off the ball


Quick decisioning, Coordination & Speed Training, Quick understanding of danger

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis, Progression


Training examples



U6 - U13 [Under 11, Under 12, Under 13]

U14 - U19 [Under 14]


35 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players, 6 - 9 players

1 - 5 players [3 players]

Form of Training:

Training in pairs, Group training, Team training

Skill Level:

Advanced, Any, Beginner

Author: Tim Stewart

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