Soccer Plus 2 Channel Players Training Drill

Plus 2 Channel Players

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 10+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Finishing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (40yds x 50yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • 2v2 with 2 channel players on the attacking team in each half
  • channel player with the ball attempts to make a cross
  • opposite channel player must pinch in to create numbers up situation
  • if ball is won by the defenders channel player must retreat back to his designated area
  • defenders attempt to make a pass to their channel players or attackers
  • goals off a cross count 2 points


  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group p

Coaching Points:

  • constant movement
  • communication
  • good angle and distance of support to receive ball
  • create supporting angles
  • look to combine
  • keep the ball moving with quick accurate passing

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