2v2 Closing down, high pressure

  • Organisation

    2 groups, always changing pairs for variation.

    Make sure both groups get to do defending and attacking the same amount of time.

  • Process

    Defenders play a tough ball into the body of attackers, Put high pressure straight away ( dont overrun ).

    Stall attackers from scoring opportunity.

    Attackers, try to get a finish away within 10 seconds.


Trapping, Ball control, Ballskill (Touch on the ball)

Passing [One touch passes, Long passing]

Shot technique/shooting [Laces, Outside of the foot]

Training Set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis


Adult (from 18 years on), U6 - U13, U14 - U19, Any


20 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players, 1 - 5 players, 6 - 9 players

Form of Training:

Training in pairs, Methodical row, Goalkeeper training, Group training, Team training

Participating Players:

Whole team


1 goalie, 3 goalies


Groups, Offensive behaviors, Defensive behaviors

Skill Level:

Beginner, Advanced, Any

Spatial Behavior:


Training Location:

Indoor, Grass field

Author: stefan persson

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