Widht- and depth with zones

  • Organisation

    The field is devided into three vertical and three horisontal areas (see pic). Two teams, equal numbered, plus one extra attacking player. At least 4 v 4+1. Goals with goalkeepers on the shortlines.

  • Process

    The attacking team shall make sure to create width of the game by having one player in each wide-zone. And to create depth of the game by having one player creating depth in front of the player with the ball, and one player creating depth behind the player with the ball.

  • Tip

    Pause the game often to check if the attcking team fulfills the aim of play.

  • Field size

    At least 20 x 30 meters.


Dribbling, Passing, Feinting/trick dribbling, Trapping, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Ball control

Shot technique/shooting [Inside of the laces passing, Outside of the foot, Inside of the foot]


Defensive/Offensive play [One On One, Quick transitioning (offense to defense), Quick transitioning (defense to offense), One on one, Pushing]


Speed of movement off the ball


Coordination & Speed Training, Quick understanding of danger, Quick decisioning

Training Set:

End, Progression, Main point/Emphasis


Training examples



U6 - U13 [Under 10, Under 11]


35 min

Number of Players:

6 - 9 players, > 10 players

Form of Training:

Group training, Team training, Individual training

Skill Level:

Any, Advanced

Author: Robert Johansson

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Similar exercises - Duration:

35 Mins

Two-zones possesion and pressure

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