Finishing and 2v2 Attacking

  • Organisation

    • 2 goals (with goalkeepers)

    • 2-4 cones

  • Process

    One player of each team, A and B, dribble towards the edge of the penalty box and shoot on goal.

    After finishing on goal, both players instantly transition to defense.

    One player each of teams C and D come in and play a 2v2 attacking sequence against the two players from teams A and B.

    The sequence will be played until a goal is scored or the ball out of bounds.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • The attacking players should come into the 2v2 situation with high tempo. That makes it extremely hard for the defenders to predict movements or passes

Training Set

Main point


20 min


U13, U12, U11


Ball control, Dribbling, Feinting/trick dribbling


Man-marking towards the ball, One on one, One On One, Quick transitioning (defense to offense), Quick transitioning (offense to defense), Counter-attacks

General Training Goals


Training examples

Training Organization

Number of Players

12 players, 13 or more playersr

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced

Participating Players

Whole team


2 goalies


Defensive behaviors, Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Double penalty box

Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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