Four-zones distance game

  • Organisation

    The pitch is divided into four equal areas with one smaller area in the middle. Each team have one player in each area. In the middle there is one extra attacking player.


  • Process

    The four players in each team are only allowed to play in their zone. The extra attacking player move in his space. Otherwise it's regular game.

  • Tip

    Variations of the game:

    - Let the extra attacking player move all over the pitch.

    - Use an extra attacking player.

    - Let the players move free on the pitch but they can't be more than one attacking player in each area for more than 2 seconds.

  • Field size

    30 x 40 meters. 15 x 20 meters for each big area and 6 x 6 meters for the middle area.

Training Set

Progression, Main point, End


45 min


U14 - U19


Ball control, Passing


Quick processing


Speed of movement off the ball

Training Organization

Number of Players

13 players - 22+ players

Form of Training

Team training

Exercise level

Exercise level

Author: Robert Johansson

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