Attacking and Defending 4

  • Organisation

    Materials: Balls, bibs, goals, cones
  • Process

    This drill takes place in a limited playing field of 15x20m. The players are divided in two teams. The first group is positioned on the left side next to the goal, the other group on the right side (distance: 4-5m to the posts). The coach stands with the ball around 20-25m in the middle in front of the goal. The moment the coach passes the ball into the playing field the two first players of each group start. They sprint towards the ball: The one who is first on the ball is the forward and tries to score a goal in the 1:1 situation versus the defender. If the defender intercepts and is on the ball he passes to the coach and it is the turn of the next two players.
  • Tip

    2 Tor(e), 2 Leibchenfarben, 4 Hütchen, - Mind the physical strain - If there is a second goalie this drill can be executed in two groups on two goals to avoid waiting times Variations: - Allow counterattacks of the defender after an interception - The first players of each group stand with the back towards the coach and wait for an acoustic signal to start (trains reaction and orientational ability)


Trapping, Ball control


Defensive/Offensive play [One on one]


Quick processing, Quick decisioning

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis


U14 - U19

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


15 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players

Form of Training:

Team training

Participating Players:

Whole team


3 goalies


Defensive behaviors, Offensive behaviors

Skill Level:

Advanced, Professional, Beginner

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

Asphalt, Turf field, Grass field, Indoor

Author: Easy2Coach Database

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