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


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

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 processing

Training Set:

End, Progression, Main point/Emphasis


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:

Team training, Individual training, Group training

Participating Players:

Whole team


2 goalies, 1 goalie


Groups, Offensive behaviors, Defensive behaviors, Alone training

Skill Level:

Advanced, Professional, Any

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach Database

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