Mixed skills

  • Organisation

    2 teams of 6, each team will have 1 goal keeper

    2 defenders, 2 midfielders and one striker.

    Divide the pitch into 3 rectangles.

    one rectangle for team 1, we'll call it defensive rectangle 1, it will contain 2 defenders and one striker from team 2.

    Another rectangle for team 2, we'll call it defensive rectangle 2, it will contain 2 defenders and one striker from team 1.

    The rectangle in the middle is for midfielders, we'll call it rectangle 3, it will contain 2 midfielders from team 1  and 2 midfielders from team 2.

  • Process

    Goal keeper 1 (team1)  throws or kicks the ball to one of his defenders who can pass the ball to the other defender or to one of his midfielders depending on the position of the striker from 2, who will try and block the passes or tries and nick the ball from the defenders.

    When the ball is passed to the midfield area, whoever picks up the ball, will try and pass it to a team mate (midfielder) or to his striker who will then try to score.

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis, End, Progression


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


60 min

Number of Players:

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

Form of Training:

Team training, Goalkeeper training, Methodical row, Group training

Skill Level:

Any, Advanced

Author: kami ilmane

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