6 goal game

Develop team tactical awareness while practicing defending and attacking skills.


The Game

2 even teams. Each team defends their 3 goals, and tries to score in the opponents 3 goals. The team with most goals wins.

Coaching Points


  • Vision, recognizing where pressure is coming from.
  • Possession / penetration decisions.
  • Switching the point of attack.


  • Pressure , cover, balance.
  • Defending zonally since the 3 goals force a team to defend ‘numbers down’.
  • Immediate counter attack when ball is won.

Try These Variations

Dribble through the goals instead of passing. (Make goals 10 yds.wide)

Goals must come off a ‘one touch’

Limit attackers to ‘2 touches’