Soccer 2v2 Finishing Activity Training Drill

2v2 Finishing Activity

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • 1 goal with goalie
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • attackers vs. defenders
  • play 2v2 inside the grid
  • players from both teams around the grid as shown
  • on coach’s command a wall player from the attacking team plays the ball in to his teammates who attempt to score a goal
  • switch roles only if the defending team clears the ball outside the grid
  • if the shot is on target or a goal is scored the attacking team continues to attack


  • play 3v3 inside the grid
  • players on the outside must make a lofted pass to their teammates
  • allow the attacking players to combine with their teammates on the outside
  • allow the passer to enter grid to create a 3v2 situation
  • allow the attacking player on the outside to enter the grid by dribbling to make it a 3v2 situation
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:


  • accurate passes
  • quick finish
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • placement versus power
  • supporting angle and distance to ball
  • unbalancing the defense
  • create space for others
  • attack space behind defense


  • angle and speed of approach
  • delay and channel
  • intercept pass
  • deny turn
  • deny penetration
  • changing role of pressure and cover
  • visual and verbal communication

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