2v2 + NP to dribble gates

  • Organisation


    Improve individual DF

    Introduction to 2nd Defender 

    SET UP:

    25m x 20m

    2 x 5m dribble gates on each side

    Players separated into two teams 

  • Process


    • Team in possession tries to dribble through gates to score
    • Players can utilize either bumper player to help retain possession and score
    • DF team tries to regain ball and score on opposite dribble gates
    • 1-minute rounds then change players
    • Team keeps possession if they score point (emphasizes good defensive play to gain possession)


    • Can DF anticipate and recognize their opportunity to intercept pass?
    • Can DF recognize when to protect goal vs when to regain ball?
    • Can 2ndDefender take good covering position

Training Set

Main point


15 min


U13, U12, U11

Training Organization

Number of Players

6 players

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level


Author: Bryan Cadiz

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