Play-opening IV

  • Organisation

    Each time a red and blue player always position themselves as follows: on the flanks (left and right) in line with the edge of the penalty area, 35m from goal on the flanks as well as in line with the penalty area in the centre of the pitch and on the semi-circle on the halfway line. The goalkeeper goes in goal.

    Resources: 1 Full-size Goal


  • Process

    The first ball is played to the goalkeeper from one of the 6 red players. In this case from the right sided defender (right full back).

    The next player to whom the goalkeeper plays the ball is the left full back whose opponent (A4) leaves the field.

    Now the 6 red players and the goalkeeper play against 5 blue players. The 6 players (taking the goalkeeper into account) have the task of holding onto the ball and keeping it in the opposition half.

    The under-strength team of 5 players adjust and try to stop this and accordingly try to attain possession of the ball and come to a quick shot at goal.

  • Tip

    - Fast, precise play-opening.

    - The red team always has the option to restart play through the goalkeeper when a forward pass is not possible.

    - When in open spaces; fast passing or ground gaining dribbling.

    - By directing the play down the flanks, the blue team tries to put their opponents under pressure and to gain possession.

    - Highly running intensive.

    -Switching Play, build up and pressing are studied alongside the goalkeeper’s game relevant play-opening.

  • Field size




Ball control, Dribbling, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Trapping

Passing [Long passing, Inside of the foot passing]

Shot technique/shooting [Inside of the laces passing, Laces, Outside of the foot, Inside of the foot, Half-volley]

Goalkeeping techniques [Throw-ins]


Transitional play (shifting the game), Positional play, Opening the field

Defensive/Offensive play [Pushing]


Speed of movement off the ball, Training of elementary endurance II, Speed of movement with ball

Strength [Leaping strength, Power & Speed]


Quick decisioning, Quick processing, Quickness of reaction, Quick understanding of danger, Quick anticipation, Flexibility

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis


Game Systems


U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 13, Under 12, Under 11, Under 10, Under 09, Under 8, U 07 (6-7 years)]


20 min

Number of Players:

1 - 5 players [Player, 2 players, 3 players, 4 players, 5 players]

> 10 players [13 or more playersr]

Form of Training:

Group training, Team training, Goalkeeper training, Individual training

Participating Players:



1 goalie


Offensive behaviors, Alone training, Groups, Cooperation within the team, Defensive behaviors

Skill Level:

Any, Advanced

Spatial Behavior:


Training Location:

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

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