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.


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

Passing [One touch passes, Long passing]

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

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis, Progression


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


20 min

Number of Players:

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

Form of Training:

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

Participating Players:

Whole team


3 goalies, 1 goalie


Offensive behaviors, Defensive behaviors, Groups

Skill Level:

Any, Beginner, Advanced

Spatial Behavior:


Training Location:

Indoor, Grass field

Author: stefan persson

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