3 vs. 3 with marked out pitch and goalkeepers

  • Organisation

    Each team splits up three players on the marked out field. The goalkeeper takes up his position in goal. The balls are located in the goals.
  • Process

    The two teams play 3 vs. 3 + goalkeepers. The aim for two minutes is to play at full tempo and score/prevent goals. Afterwards the out-field players are changed. Resources: 2 Full-size goals, 6 cones.
  • Tip

    -The two teams try to cover every facet of out-field player training. -The goalkeepers continually organize their team. -The play-opening takes place depending on the situation (throw-in, side volley etc.). -Positional play is of huge importance. -All the central themes of goalkeeper training are implemented (1 vs. 1, crosses, shots on goal, play-opening etc.)
  • Field size

    32x32 meters
  • Cone margins

    Width wise: from goalpost to the width of the penalty area. Lengthwise: 16 Meters.


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

Headers [Header challenges]

Passing [Inside of the foot passing]

Shot technique/shooting [Inside of the laces passing, Half-volley]

Goalkeeping techniques [Crossing/Owning the box]


Opening the field, Positional play

Defensive/Offensive play [Pushing]


Explosiveness, Speed of movement with ball, Speed of movement off the ball, Training of elementary endurance II

Strength [Power & Speed]


Quick anticipation, Quick decisioning, Quick processing, Quickness of reaction, Quick understanding of danger

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis


Game Systems


U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 13, Under 12, Under 11, Under 10, Under 09, Under 8, U 07 (6-7 years)]


35 min

Number of Players:

6 - 10 players [8 players, 9 players]

> 10 players [10 players]

Form of Training:

Goalkeeper training, Individual training, Group training, Team training

Participating Players:

Whole team


2 goalies


Alone training, Groups

Skill Level:

Advanced, Professional, Beginner

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

Grass field, Indoor, Forest/meadow, Asphalt, Turf field

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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