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Area: 20Y x 15Y. Set up two small goals in the corners on one endline and two wider dribble through gates in the  corners of the other endline. 

The attacker with the ball starts with a 1v1 move and a pass to their teammate. The attackers try to score on the small goal, and the defenders score by dribbling the ball thru a gate and over the endline.

When the ball goes over the sideline, dribble or pass the ball back in.

Play is over when a goal is scored or the ball goes out over the end line. Switch sides after each turn.


Game: Keep track of goals scored by pair, or create two teams and keep track of score that way. 


Focus Points:

  • Role of first and second defender.
  • Creative runs from attackers; Overlaps, Give and Go.



  • Passing and receiving skills (furthest foot).
  • Dribbling skills.
  • 1v1 skills, attacking and defending.



Goal: Build up, create scoring chances and score goals.

  • Keep the field wide.

  • Go forward.

  • Keep ball possession

  • Maintain a good team shape / formation.

  • Create scoring chances and score goals. 



Goal: Disrupt the buildup, win the ball back, avoid goals against.

  • Pressure the player on the ball. 

  • Mark tight in the area of the ball.

  • Positional or zonal marking further away from the ball. 

  • Stay active as long as possible. (Back pressure) 


Transition Attacking to Defending:

  • Win the ball back as quickly as possible - 5 Second Rule.

  • Protect your own goal quickly.


Transition Defending to Attacking:  

  • Quick goal-oriented action. Try to create a scoring chance as quickly as possible - 10 Second Rule. 

  • Explode and connect the first pass after winning the ball. Reaction.

  • While the other team is in ball possession, certain players should anticipate the possibility of a turnover and to ATTACK. 

Goals Required: 
2 small
Balls Required: 
Players Required: 
8 or more