Attacking & Defending 3

  • Organisation

    Materials: Each player a ball, cones and two goals

  • Process

    The coach chooses one defender who is positioned 20-25m in front of the goal. The other players are with their balls at around 30-35m in front of the goal.

    The players move towards the defender and try to dribble past him with a trick with the aim to score a goal. Change the defender after one set.


    - The defender moves at the beginning only on one line

    - The defender has only a limited area to defend

    - The defender can move freely

  • Tip

    If you have two or more goalies, you can perform this drill in two groups on two goals to avoid long waiting times.


Dribbling, Shot technique/shooting, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Trapping, Ball control

Passing [One touch passes, Wall passes, Passing in a triangle, Short passing, Long passing]


Positional play, Defensive/Offensive play, Attacking with focus on offsides


Speed endurance

Strength [Power & Speed, Strength endurance]


Quick decisioning, Quick processing

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis, End, Progression


Game Systems


U14 - U19, Any

U6 - U13 [Under 13, Under 12, Under 11, Under 10, Under 09]


40 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players

1 - 5 players [2 players, 3 players, 4 players, 5 players]

6 - 9 players [6 players, 7 players, 8 players]

Form of Training:

Individual training, Group training, Team training, Training in pairs

Participating Players:

Whole team


3 goalies, 1 goalie, 2 goalies


Groups, Offensive behaviors, Defensive behaviors, Alone training

Skill Level:

Beginner, Advanced, Professional, Any

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field, Half-field

Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach Database

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