3v4 with goalie

  • Organisation

    GK and 3 defenders defend their goal.

    3 attackers try to penetrate.

    Defenders try to dispossess and feed CDM who passes to server for a defensive point.

    Attackers get a point if score 2 grids of 25 x 35

  • Process

    Emphasis on defending as a unit.

    1st defender closing gap, 2nd covering, 3rd balance emphasize counterattacks that are quick and purposeful

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis, Progression


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

U14 - U19 [Under 14, Under 16]


60 min

Number of Players:

6 - 10 players

1 - 5 players [3 players]

> 10 players [10 players, 11 players, 12 players, 13 or more playersr]

Form of Training:

Group training, Team training, Training in pairs

Skill Level:

Any, Beginner, Advanced, Professional

Author: Tom Lacroix

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