2v2 with Finishing and physique Drills

  • Organisation

    Set up two 20 x 12 meter large fields with a 16 meter distance between them.

    One field should include two small goals (one at each end) and the other field should not have any goals.

    The goalkeeper stands in the big goal which does not need to be moved at all.

    Use four cones to mark a sprinting drill that leads to the edge of the penalty box.

    The teams should proceed to the drill forms in groups of 4 players.

  • Process

    Station/ Drill 1:

    Without a ball, the players will sprint around each of the three cones while always returning to the starting cone.

    After the players sprint around the last cone and the starting cone, they receive a pass from the goalkeeper and finish on goal.

    Station/ Drill 2:

    At station 2, 4 players will play in a 2v2 onto mini-goals.

    Station/ Drill 3:

    Here, 4 players will also play in a 2v2.

    But instead of the mini-goals, the players will have to dribble over an end line to score a point.

    They will play with offsides.

  • Tip

    One round is 5 minutes.

    Every team should move to the next station after 5 minutes.

  • Field size

    Half of the Field

Training Set

Main point


30 min


U19, U18, U23+


Ball control, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Feinting/trick dribbling




Coordination & Speed Training


Soccer-specific endurance, Speed of movement with ball, Variable intervals

General Training Goals


Running off the ball, Tactical drills, Training examples

Training Organization

Number of Players

12 players, 13 or more playersr

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced

Participating Players

Whole team


1 goalie


Defensive behaviors, Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Limited playing field

Training Location

Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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