3v2 Possession + Finishing

  • Organisation

    • 8 cones (4 blue cones, 4 red cones)

    • Mark a 30m x 10m sized blue zone approximately 20m before the goal

  • Process

    Player A passes the ball into the run of player B.

    Player B takes his first touch forward and passes into the open foot of player C.

    Player B supports the blue players in the field, they play a 3v2 sequence.

    Players B, C, and D und D try to create a goal-scoring opportunity.

    The defenders are only allowed to defend inside the zone and can't defend into the penalty area.

    If they win the ball, defenders will immediately counter by dribbling through the red cone goal in the center of the zone.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • Attacking players immediately counterpress after losing the ball in the blue zone

    • Since defenders are outnumbered, they can't mark the man but have to stay tight and block passing lanes

Training Set

Main point


25 min


U13, U12, U14 - U19, U23+


One on one, One On One, Quick transitioning (defense to offense), Quick transitioning (offense to defense), Counter-attacks, Man down/Man up, Positional play

Training Organization

Number of Players

6 players

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced

Participating Players

Forwards, Midfielders, Defenders, Goalie, Whole team


1 goalie


Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Limited playing field

Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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