Attacking and Defending 4

  • Organisation

    Materials: Balls, bibs, goals, cones



  • Process

    This drill takes place in a limited playing field of 15x20m. The players are divided in two teams. The first group is positioned on the left side next to the goal, the other group on the right side (distance: 4-5m to the posts). The coach stands with the ball around 20-25m in the middle in front of the goal. The moment the coach passes the ball into the playing field the two first players of each group start. They sprint towards the ball: The one who is first on the ball is the forward and tries to score a goal in the 1:1 situation versus the defender. If the defender intercepts and is on the ball he passes to the coach and it is the turn of the next two players.

  • Tip

     - Mind the physical strain

    - If there is a second goalie this drill can be executed in two groups on two goals to avoid waiting times


    - Allow counterattacks of the defender after an interception

    - The first players of each group stand with the back towards the coach and wait for an acoustic signal to start (trains reaction and orientational ability)


Trapping, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Passing, Running technique with/without ball, Ball control

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


Positional play, Wing play/Crossing, Defensive/Offensive play, Positional passing


Speed of movement with ball, Speed endurance, Speed of movement off the ball

Strength [Power & Speed, Leaping strength]


Quickness of reaction, Quick decisioning, Quick processing, Coordination & Speed Training, Quick understanding of danger, Quick anticipation

Training Set:

Progression, Break, End, Main point


Game Systems, Training examples


U14 - U19, Adult (from 18 years on), Any

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


90 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players

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

6 - 9 players [6 players, 7 players, 8 players]

Form of Training:

Individual training, Team training, Group training

Participating Players:

Whole team


1 goalie, 3 goalies


Training for fun, Motivational training, Cooperation within the team, Offensive behaviors, Defensive behaviors, Part of a team, Groups, Alone training

Skill Level:

Beginner, Professional, Advanced, Any

Spatial Behavior:

Free space, Half-field, Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach Database

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