1v1 to 4v4

  • Organisation

    • 4 big cones

    • 4 adjustable hurdles

    • all available balls

  • Process

    Every round starts with a 1v1 situation.

    Both players need to dribble the ball through the adjustable hurdles in order to score a point.

    After a goal, or when the ball is out of bounce, a second player comes in to support the player that has just conceded the goal or attack.

  • Tip

    Key Aspects of the Game:

    • quick counter attacking/ switch to defense

    • players coming in, to support their teammates should have an immediate drive and dedication to goal

Training Set

Main point


30 min


U13, U12


Defensive/Offensive play, Counter-attacks


Pre-season conditioning, Speed of movement with ball

Training Organization

Number of Players

8 players

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level


Participating Players

Forwards, Midfielders, Defenders


Defensive behaviors, Groups, Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Limited playing field

Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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