Attacking & Defending 5

  • Organisation

    Materials: Balls, goals (optionally cone goals), bibs, cones


  • Process

    3 Pairs (3 teams) play on each field. One pair attacks, the other one defends. These rolls change after every attack. When the attacking pair (red) has finished the attack (goal attempt, goal or interception), they leave the field and are replaced by the team that is waiting outside (blue). The yellow team (the former defenders) is now attacking and tries to score a goal. After their attack the swap with the team that is outside so that as a result a cycle is created


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

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


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


Speed endurance

Strength [Power & Speed, Strength endurance]


Quick processing

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis, End, Progression


Game Systems


Any, U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 13]


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:

Group training, Team training, Individual training

Participating Players:

Whole team


1 goalie, 2 goalies


Alone training, Groups, Offensive behaviors, Defensive behaviors

Skill Level:

Any, Advanced, Professional

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach Database

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Similar exercises - Duration:

40 Mins

4-goal game, variation one.
Build-up play
5 v 5 wing play

Similar exercises - Author:

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4 vs 2 with counterattack
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