4v4 with Goals and a Coordination Course

  • Organisation

    • all available balls

    • 2 goals with 2 goalkeepers

    • cones

    • flexible hurdles

    • coordination ladder

  • Process

    3 teams with four players each will be formed.

    2 teams will face each other in a 4v4, while the other four players will complete the diverse coordination drills in the exercise course.

    There will be a 2 minute break after 5 minutes, where teams can also be rotated in or out.

    Every team will complete in 4 games.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • high intensity and counterpress

    Exercise course:

    Slow jog behind the goals, followed by a run with higher intensity.

    The coordination exercises will be completed on the other length-side of the field.

    Perform the drills with intensity and precision.

  • Field size

    ca. 40 x 20 meters

Training Set

Main point


30 min


U19, U17


Combinations, One touch passes, Shot technique/shooting


Quick transitioning (defense to offense), Quick transitioning (offense to defense), High pressure from forwards


Coordinative jumping (parcour)


Strength endurance, Soccer-specific endurance, Speed endurance

Training Organization

Number of Players

12 players

Form of Training

Team training

Skill Level


Participating Players

Whole team


2 goalies


Defensive behaviors, Goalkeeper behaviors, Offensive behaviors

Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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