2v2 + 1 on Goal

  • Organisation

    • 1 goal per group (with goalkeeper)

    • 4 cones

    • all balls

  • Process

    To get open and receive a pass from the additional player, the two attacking players within the square have to move off the ball and escape the pressure of their markers.

    Then, one attacking player receives a pass from the additional player outside the square.

    After that, the two attacking players have to try and create a chance against the two defenders.

    If the defenders win the ball, they have to play into the additional player outside the square in order to receive a point.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • Watch out for offside

    • Try to beat the defenders with speed and finish quickly

    • The additional player has to start dribbling 2-3 touches with the ball before playing a pass into the striker

    • This is also a helpful drill for the movements when playing with two strikers up front. As one striker comes closer to the ball, the other player can stay in the deep and create some separation from the defender.

    If the player coming closer to receive the ball does so with high tempo, he will also have time and space to turn and dribble towards his defender.

Training Set

Main point


20 min


U13, U12, U11, U10, U23+


1 vs. 1, Catch / Save, One touch passes, Short passing, Wall passes, Inside of the foot, Inside of the laces passing, Laces, Outside of the foot, Ball control, Dribbling, Feinting/trick dribbling, Trapping


One on one, One On One, Attacking down the middle, Simple play


Soccer-specific endurance

General Training Goals


Running off the ball, Training examples

Training Organization

Number of Players

5 players

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced

Participating Players

Whole team


1 goalie


Defensive behaviors, Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Limited playing field, Penalty box

Training Location

Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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