Outnumbering the Opposition and Finishing

  • Organisation

    • 2 goals (with goalkeepers)

    • 8 cones

  • Process

    The drill starts with a 2v1 situation.

    After every goal or chance, one attacking player and one defending player will join each team.

    One team always has a player more than the opposing team (additional player).

    As soon as all players are joined in on the field, they will play a normal game with free touches for 5 minutes.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • Use additional player to create goal-scoring chances fast

    • As soon as all players are on the field, always try to find the open player

    • Defenders cover spaces in behind and block off passing angles

Training Set

End, Main point


30 min


U13, U23+


One touch passes


One on one, One On One, Pushing, Quick transitioning (defense to offense), Quick transitioning (offense to defense), Improving the ability to read the game, Man down/Man up, Transitional play (shifting the game)


Coordination & Speed Training, Coordinative jumping (parcour), Flexibility, Quick anticipation, Quick decisioning, Quick understanding of danger


Conditioning, Soccer-specific endurance, Speed of movement off the ball

General Training Goals


Training examples

Training Organization

Number of Players

9 players, 11 players

Form of Training

Goalkeeper training, Group training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced

Participating Players

Whole team


1 goalie


Cooperation within the team, Defensive behaviors, Groups

Spatial Behavior

Half-field, Limited playing field, Penalty box

Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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