Soccer 2v2 Each Half Training Drill

2v2 Each Half

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 10+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

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


  • 2v2 in each half
  • each team defends and attacks one goal
  • if defenders win the ball they can dribble across the halfway line to create a 3v2 situation
  • defenders must return to their half if a shot is taken or possession is lost


  • play 2v3 in each half
  • minimum of 2 touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • take on defender
  • quick finish
  • good first touch
  • attack open space
  • quick transitions

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