No go zone

A soccer coaching drill is designed to keep players spread out across the soccer field.

Encourages good communication and team work.

The Game

  • Play a regular soccer game with two teams, goals and keepers.
  • Mark the middle of the field with the No-Go zone.
  • No player may enter this zone, although the ball is allowed to pass through it.
  • If a player enters the zone, assess a 30 second to one minute penalty, giving the opponent a one-player advantage.

Coaching Points

Vary the size of the No-Go zone