Engage 2 on 2

  • Organisation

    Four players position themselves on the field according to the diagram. The two blue players A and B act as defenders, the two red players are the attackers. The ball's starting position is with the red player C.
  • Process

    When completing the drill: Player C starts with a pass to D. As soon as C moves to pass the ball defender B comes running to/attacks player D. When leaving his defensive position in the direction of D, the defensive position of player B is taken over by player A. Then the players go back into their starting positions. The players whom the ball is played to change in a counterclockwise direction after each passage (so D to C, then B to C etc).
  • Tip

    This exercise is a dry run. No tackling takes place. The primary function of the exercise is the learning of paths in soccer. - The exercise should be repeatedly trained as many times as possible (automation of movement sequences). - A precise and powerful passing game should be paid attention to. - The start signal for the counter reaction is when the passer of the ball moves to pass. The lateral distance between the players should consist of approximately 7-12m. The playing pairs stand approximately 15m opposite each other.
  • Field size

    15 x 15 meters.


Ball control, Ballskill (Touch on the ball)

Passing [Short passing]


Four man backfield

Defensive/Offensive play [Pushing]


Strength [Power & Speed]


Quick anticipation, Quick decisioning

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis, Progression


U6 - U13 [Under 12, Under 13]

U14 - U19 [Under 14]


15 min

Number of Players:

1 - 5 players [4 players, 5 players]

6 - 9 players [6 players]

Form of Training:

Group training, Individual training

Participating Players:

Whole team


Groups, Defensive behaviors, Alone training

Skill Level:


Spatial Behavior:


Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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