Set Up:

Both teams start with two players in each half. The team in possession sends a third player in from the midfield line (Player 3) to begin the attack. The goalkeeper outlets to Player 3, and the attack continues 3v2 to goal. Upon completion, Players 1, 2, and 3 in red rotate off the field, and the two defenders (Players 4 and 5 in black) stay on. Player 6 in black joins the attack from midfield, and two new defenders (Players 4 and 5 in red) run into their half to defend. Play continues back and forth across the field. When defenders win the ball, they pass back to the keeper to start the next attack.

Coaching Points:

1.  Attacking – Push the dribble down the middle of the field and commit the first defender.​

2.  Passing – Look for the one touch pass between the two defenders.

3.  Use combinations (emphasize the overlap) and be unpredictable.

Progressions / Regressions:   

Progression 1:  On turnovers, teams can go directly to goal without using the keeper.

Progression 2:  Progress to 4v3, Both Ways 

Players Required: 

Comments on 10/17/2023

Mb on 9/21/2023

goalie ball in to play - 3 v 2

dheidro on 4/9/2023

3 v 2 bothways

aparicio6 on 2/17/2023


akelne32 on 6/21/2022


salvo on 5/18/2021

3v2 both ways