5v2 possession into 7v5 to goal

  • Organisation

    Space - 1/2 Pitch

    Goals- 1

    2 grids 10x15 yards with 1 ball in each grid.

    Players 2 teams (red/yellow). 

  • Process

    5 players with 1 ball play against 2 defenders from other team in each grid.

    Aim is to keep the ball. If the defending team (red for example) wins the ball and can dribble out of the grid or ball is passed out the grid by attacking team. The red team gets to go get a ball from the 1/2 way line and attack the goal with all 7 players, the 5 yellow defenders who lost possession have to get back and defend the goal. 

    Once ball is scored or dead, 2 new players go into each box to defend.

  • Tip

    Can use to as a defensive session or attacking session. In defensive session working on defending in pairs and numbers down with communication.

    In attacking session focus on good ball movement, angles and speed of play to create chances.

  • Field size

    1/2 a field

  • Cone margins

    10x15 x2

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis




20 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players

Form of Training:

Team training

Skill Level:


Author: Simon Davis

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