3v2 (3rd man passing, shooting)

  • Organisation

    3 blues, 2 reds, one usual goal with GK, 1 ball.

  • Process

    1 - the red passes the ball to the blue and sprints towards the another blue player, who opens up creating the space for receiving the next pass; the another red player sprints towards the blue player who receives the first pass.

    2 - the blue performs one touch passing to his partner.

    3 - one touch passing to the 3rd man (the nearest red player must sprint towards him).

    4 - the 3rd blue player performs shooting or creates 3v2 attacking, if defenders (reds) keep up to make challenge.

  • Tip

    The passes must be performed at high speed;

    if defenders steal the ball, the can deliver the ball to the coach;

    perform in both sides


  • Cone margins

    10-12 m between the cones

Training Set

Main point


20 min


U13, U12, U14 - U19


Passing, Shot technique/shooting


Direct play to the forwards, Offensive play with variable options, Counter-attacks


Quick processing, Quick understanding of danger, Quickness of reaction


Power & Speed, Explosiveness

Training Organization

Number of Players

5 players

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level


Participating Players

Whole team


1 goalie


Defensive behaviors, Groups, Offensive behaviors

Author: Aliaksandr Kalinichenka

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