Soccer 2v2 Attacking Training Drill

2v2 Attacking

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 7+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Finishing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • cones to mark off area
  • 1x goal with goalie
  • 2 cone goals (2-4yds)
  • supply of balls


  • play starts with a pass from a defender on the goal line to an attacker
  • defenders can enter the grid once the pass is received
  • attackers receive the ball and dribble through cone goal to take on defenders in a 2v2 situation
  • defenders can score by dribbling through cone goals
  • if attackers don’t score they switch roles with defenders


  • goal must be scored within 15 (20) seconds or both teams must leave the grid
  • attackers start with the ball
  • attackers always become defenders after each sequence (next attackers dribble the ball onto the field)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • change of speed & direction
  • quick finish
  • vision
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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