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.

Training Set

Main point


40 min


U13, U14 - U19


Heading while in motion, Inside of the foot passing, Long passing, Passing in a triangle, Short passing, Wall passes, Laces, Volley, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Dribbling, Feinting/trick dribbling, Trapping


One on one, Pushing, Attacking down the middle, Offensive play with variable options, Overlapping, Opening the field, High pressure on defense, Wing play with opponents, Attacking with focus on offsides, Four man backfield, Man down/Man up, Positional passing, Transitional play (shifting the game)


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


Leaping strength, Power & Speed, Speed endurance, Speed of movement with ball, Training of elementary endurance II

General Training Goals


Running off the ball

Training Organization

Number of Players

12 players, 13 or more playersr

Form of Training

Group training, Individual training

Skill Level


Participating Players

Whole team


1 goalie


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

Spatial Behavior


Training Location

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

Author: Christian Titz

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