Soccer 2v1 Attacking Activity #2 Training Drill

2v1 Attacking Activity #2

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • good supply of cones
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • pinnies


  • first defender (red) starts out in the grid
  • first two players on the blue team attempt to score on the opposing goal in a 2v1 situation
  • player who shoots on goal now becomes the defender as shown
  • first two players in line for the red team now dribble the ball towards the new defender and
  • attempt to score
  • repeat sequence


  • attackers must connect 2 passes before they can score
  • set a time limit for the attackers to score
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:


  • accurate passes
  • quick finish
  • get defender off balance
  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • placement versus power


  • closing down — pressuring opponent
  • angle and speed of approach
  • delay and channel
  • timing and decision to tackle

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