3v2 on the Wing

  • Organisation

    • 5 cones (4 cones to mark the field on the wing)

    Divide the players into two teams to play a 5v2 (3v2 + 2 strikers in the penalty box).

  • Process

    The game starts off with a 3v2 situation in the marked field out on the wing.

    The goal of the three attacking players is to dribble or pass themselves through the two defenders and bring in a cross from the yellow cone/ line.

    Two strikers will run towards the cross in the middle and finish first time.

    If the two defenders win the ball out on the wing, they have to dribble past the cone goal (marked red in the graphic) to score a point.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • Use the additional player in the 3v2 to pass or dribble through quickly and with speed

    • Defenders mark passing lanes and try to block the cross

    • Determined dribbling to create space for teammates in behind

    • Drill should also be completed on the other wing

  • Field size

    30 x 10 meters

Training Set

End, Main point


20 min


U13, U23+


One on one, Overlapping, Wing play with opponents, Man down/Man up

General Training Goals


Training examples

Training Organization

Number of Players

7 players

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level


Participating Players

Forwards, Midfielders, Defenders, Goalie


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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