4 vs 2 with counterattack

  • Organisation

    Set up box of 10m x 10m with 4 counterattack goals, each 2m behind the sidelines. The aim is keeping the ball with limited touches.

  • Process

    Process: 4 versus 2 After the offense loses the ball, the defense counterattacks and tries to score at one of the cone goals


    - Only 2 touches, passes on the ground

    - Direct 1 touch passes on the ground


Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Ball control, Dribbling, Passing, Feinting/trick dribbling, Trapping

Shot technique/shooting [Inside of the laces passing, Outside of the foot, Inside of the foot]


Defensive/Offensive play [One On One, Quick transitioning (offense to defense), Quick transitioning (defense to offense), One on one, Pushing]


Speed of movement off the ball


Quick understanding of danger, Quick decisioning, Coordination & Speed Training

Training Set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis, End


Game Systems, Training examples


Any, U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 10, Under 11, Under 12, Under 13]


20 min

Number of Players:

6 - 9 players, > 10 players

1 - 5 players [4 players, 5 players]

Form of Training:

Group training, Team training, Stations, Individual training

Participating Players:

Forwards, Defenders, Whole team, Midfielders


Offensive behaviors, Defensive behaviors, Alone training, Groups

Skill Level:

Professional, Any, Advanced

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field, Double penalty box

Training Location:

Grass field, Indoor, Asphalt, Turf field

Author: Easy2Coach Database

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