4v4 with Goalkeepers

  • Organisation

    • 2 big goals

    • 4 cones to mark the playing field

  • Process

    The players are divided into teams and will play 4v4 games with unlimited touches.

    In addition, the players are only allowed to play low passes to each other.

    Instead of throw-ins, players will dribble the ball back into the field when it happens to go out of bounds.

  • Field size

    25 x 30 meters (double penalty box also possible)

Training Set

Main point


25 min


U13, U12, U23+


One on one

General Training Goals


Training examples

Training Organization

Number of Players

8 players, 10 players

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level


Participating Players

Whole team


2 goalies


Defensive behaviors, Goalkeeper behaviors, Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Double penalty box

Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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