3v2 Transition Game

  • Organisation

    • Place an additional goal on the halfway line

    • 2 goals (with goalkeepers)

  • Process

    The team will be divided into 3 teams consisting of 3 players each.

    Players 1, 2, and 3 (yellow) will play a 3v2 attacking sequence against players 4 and 5 (blue).

    As soon as the attacking sequence is over, player 6 joins players 4 and 5 of the blue team and they play a 3v2 attacking sequence against players 7 and 8 (red).

    Every sequence will be played in a 3v2.

    One team is always on hold.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • Switching between teams should happen quickly to further encourage communication and coordination among teammates

    • Teams always have to act fast, since they are constantly transitioning from offense to defense

Training Set

Main point


25 min


U13, U14 - U19


One touch passes, Dribbling


Man down/Man up

Training Organization

Number of Players

9 players

Form of Training

Team training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced

Participating Players

Whole team


2 goalies


Defensive behaviors, Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior


Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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