Everyone’s a goalie!

Objective: To practise goalkeeping, teamwork and scoring goals.

Age group: U7s to U10s.

Set up: Divide your squad into two teams.

Place a cone goal for each player on one of the teams inside a 40-yard square.

How to play: One team guards the cone goals.

The players on the other team have a ball each and try to score as many goals as possible in a set time.

The attacking team can shoot from either side of the cone goals so the keepers need to be very aware of what is going on around them.

Coaching tip:

Ask your players if they can score more goals by working together instead of each attacking player working on their own.


  • Play with uneven teams (6v3, etc.).
  • Take away some balls so there is one ball between two players on the attacking team.
  • Make the goals bigger or smaller.
  • Create more goals than there are defenders so that each player has to defend more than one goal.