Choose the ball and kick!

  • Organisation

    Two players (defender and attacker); three balls on the cones; one usual goal with GK, two mini goals.

  • Process

    The attacking player (yellow) must run towards different balls changing the direction constantly. The defender moves closing the space. In any time the attacker chooses any ball and kick. If the defender blocks, he can score to any of the opposite mini goals. If not, the defender can choose any of two remaining balls and try to score to any of two mini goals.

  • Tip

    The attacker has only 5-6 secs to choose the ball;

    the attacker can choose either kick the ball at once or by the 2nd (3rd) touch.

  • Field size

    20x20 m

  • Cone margins

    2 m distance between the balls;

    10-12 m from the usual goal to the balls

Training Set

Main point


25 min


U14 - U19


1 vs. 1, Shot technique/shooting, Running technique with/without ball


One on one, Quick transitioning (defense to offense), Quick transitioning (offense to defense)


Quick processing, Quickness of reaction


Power & Speed, Explosiveness

Training Organization

Number of Players

2 players

Form of Training

Individual training

Skill Level



1 goalie


Defensive behaviors, Offensive behaviors

Author: Aliaksandr Kalinichenka

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