1v1/2v2 COD (COE)

  • Organisation

    15m x 20m (adjust accordingly)

    4 gates 4m apart; 2 goals

    Free Zone

    Markers, cones, bibs

  • Process

    - 1v1.

    - AT (Blue) hang a bib on the side of their shorts, long enough so it can be pulled.

    - AT scores by running through one of the 2 gates in front.

    - DF (Red) cannot enter free zone.

    - If DF wins the ball, scores by the same method in the opposite goal.


    P1 – AT have 5sec to score.

    P2 – 2v2


    R1 – Ball at feet:

    - DF protect the goal by “closing the gate”.

    - A gate is closed if a DF beats the AT to the gate, and AT must attack the other gate.

    - A gate reopens when the DF leaves the gate.

  • Tip


    Offset a defender to beat them in the opposite direction.


    Dribble aggressively towards the goal (approach correct side of cones).

    Keep the ball close.

    Time the turn (distance & angle of approaching DF).

    Pace of movement (movement should be quick & sharp).

    Do not turn into the DF (hide the ball).

    Change of speed after performing the turn to beat the DF.

    Explosive speed away from the recovering DF.


    Can you get the DF off balance?

    Can you move the DF one way and beat them in the opposite direction?

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis




15 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players

Form of Training:

Group training

Skill Level:


Author: Ashley Besagar

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