Attacking through the Center | Attacking 2v2

  • Organisation

    • 2 mini-goals

    • 4 cones

    • 1 big goal (with goalkeeper)

  • Process

    The midfielder, positioned in between the mini-goals, starts the drill by dribbling the ball.

    The striker (here in a 1v2 situation) performs a quick feint to get open and receive the ball from his teammate.

    After the midfielder passes the ball to the striker, he takes part in the attacking sequence to create a 2v2 situation.

    If the defenders win the ball, they can counter by scoring on one of the two mini-goals.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • perform effective body feint to get open (striker)

    • Striker: crucial first and second touch

    • Midfielder: directly support striker in 2v2 situation, use speed in attack to create goal-scoring opportunity

Training Set

Main point


20 min


U14 - U19


Dribbling, Trapping


One on one, One On One, Quick transitioning (defense to offense), Quick transitioning (offense to defense)

Training Organization

Number of Players

4 players

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level


Participating Players

Forwards, Midfielders, Defenders, Goalie


1 goalie


Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Limited playing field

Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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