4 Goal, 2 v 2 w/Support Player

Setup -

4 Target Goals

10 Players: Two teams of 4 with two neutrals

Size of Area depends on age and ability. Smaller the area, the higher the tempo can be.

 

Coach feeds ball into pitch. Team that gains possession attacks 2 v 2, looking to get a pass into the neutral player on the end line for a set back and finish. Simulates the game scenario of a midfielder playing into the striker to get the ball back and break the defensive line.

5 v 3 Into 2 v 2 w/Crossing

Procedure:

Diagram 1: The teams play 5 v 3 in the central zone with defenders stationed in each of the flank zones. The attackers can shoot from inside the zone, but they must dribble thru a gate in order to enter the penalty area. When they do, a 2nd attacker crosses over into the area as the defenders release from the flank zones, to creating a 2 v 2.  Upon completion, the attackers re-start the 5 v 3 and new defenders switch into the flank zones.

Triple Overload Game

Procedure:

The teams start with 2 v 1’s in their defending zones, a 2 v 2 in the midfield zone, and 1 v 2’s in their attacking zones. One attacker crosses over with a pass from the defending zone into the midfield zone, creating a 3 v 2. TWO attackers cross over with a pass from the midfield zone into the attacking zone, creating another 3 v 2. With a turnover, all attacking players must immediately return to their original zones before trying to re-possess the ball.

 

Coaching Points:

Shooting Into 2 v 2 Game

Procedure:

Part 1 - Player 1 dribbles in, then wall passes with Player 2.  Player 3 acts as a passive defender, an obstacle for them to go around. After receiving the return pass, Player 1 finishes on the small goal.

Part 2  – As soon as Player A shoots, Player 4 passes up to Player 3 to begin their 2 v 2 attack on the big goal. Player 2 delays the attack as Player 1 recovers back. If the defenders win the ball, they counter-attack the other big goal.

Two Targets

Procedure:

The teams play 3 v 3 plus one in the central zone and 2 v 2 in both of the end zones. To score, the attackers must pass the ball to a teammate in either one of the two end zones. When an attacker receives the pass in, he dribbles out of the zone and switches with the attacker who made the pass in. Play continues from there in the central zone. After 5-10 minutes, the players rotate into a new zone.

 

Coaching Points:

2 vs. 2 Defending the Shot

2 vs. 2 Defending the Shot

Setup:

  • On same 36x20 field, split team into four lines. All balls are with one line.
  • Game starts with pass to either attacking line. Play 2v2, with attackers trying to score on big goal, while defenders score on little goal if they win ball. Defenders can use the GK to keep possession if they win the ball.
  • Once ball is out, players return to their own line and new ball is played in.
  • Play for 2-3 minutes, and keep score. Switch sides and play again continuing from same score as before.

Coaching Points:

    Tempo 2 vs 2 to Goal

    High Tempo 2 vs 2 Soccer Game

    Setup:

    • Make a 35 x 35 yard grid with two goals on either end.
    • Each goal has a Goal Keeper.
    • Place four cones as shown.
    • Attackers start on the two cones on the halfway line, one defender in each half.
    • Play starts when coach plays a ball to one of the attackers, who then go either goal.
    • Defenders try and stop attackers. If they win the ball, defenders can work together to make 4 passes in a row, which will count as a goal for the defenders.
    • Attackers score by scoring in either goal.

    2 vs. 2 to Goal

    2 vs. 2 to Goal Soccer Activity

    Setup:

    • Penalty area with goal, and a 20x10 area in front of 18yd box.
    • Coach plays ball to either of the two attackers, who attempt to beat the defenders. Once past, they can shoot on goal.
    • Defenders keep trying to win ball even after being beat.
    • Play with offside.
    • If defenders get the ball, they pass to the coach for a point.
    • Once ball is dead, the two attackers become the defenders, and a new ball is played into the next two attackers.

    Coaching Points: