Soccer 2v1 Attacking Activity Training Drill

2v1 Attacking Activity

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: finishing, attacking, defending

Field Preparation:

  • in pairs
  • each pair with a ball
  • goalkeeper + goal
  • cones to mark off area
  • one designated defender


  • one designated defender starts from his cone
  • two attackers attempt to beat the defender and finish on goal


  • 2v0, 3v1, 3v2
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • get the shot off as quickly as possible
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • eye on ball
  • accuracy before power
  • try to be deceptive with the shot

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