Main part II

  • Organisation

    On the half-way line three goals made from cones are placed. Two teams are formed. An attacking team with seven players (yellow) and a defending team (blue) with four players, which start in a back four linear formation (the basis formation). The yellow team deploy themselves as shown in the diagram with a central point guard, two players in the midfield half-back positions, two wingers and two strikers. The yellow team has the ball. A goalkeeper is located in the goal.
  • Process

    The yellow team
  • Tip

    6 cones, 1 full-court goal(s), - Through deep passes the defensive line is brought into forward motion. Through further shifting of the ball the defensive line is forced to shift forwards to the side. As a result the attacking team obtains room in the deep areas, as well as the possibility to pass to the freed up side through a diagonal pass. - The players passing the ball into the area at the back must not run too close to the people in front of them and should keep a distance of 20-25 meters between themselves and the attackers, so that the events in play are always in front of them and the balls can
  • Field size

    Half a playing field.
  • Cone margins

    3 meters between the cone goals.


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

Headers [Heading while in motion]

Passing [Inside of the foot passing, Long passing, Short passing, Passing in a triangle, Wall passes]

Shot technique/shooting [Laces, Volley]


Four man backfield, Attacking with focus on offsides, Man down/Man up, Opening the field, Positional passing, Transitional play (shifting the game)

Defensive/Offensive play [Pushing, One on one]

Wing play/Crossing [Wing play with opponents]

Pressing [High pressure on defense]

Games plays [Overlapping, Offensive play with variable options, Attacking down the middle]


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

Strength [Power & Speed, Leaping strength]


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

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis


Game Systems [Running off the ball]


U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 13]


40 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players [12 players, 13 or more playersr]

Form of Training:

Group training, Individual training

Participating Players:

Whole team


1 goalie


Offensive behaviors, Defensive behaviors, Stress training, Alone training, Groups

Skill Level:


Spatial Behavior:


Training Location:

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

Author: Christian Titz

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