Soccer 2v2 Shooting Game Training Drill

2v2 Shooting Game

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (25yds x 30yds)
  • 2x goals with goalies
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • play 2v2 with players from each team waiting on their goalline
  • the game starts with a player making a pass across the middle line to a player from the other team
  • next the other team plays the ball in


  • play 1v1, 3v3 etc.
  • limit number of touches
  • teams must connect 2 passes before they can score
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • body mechanics and control of body
  • body position and balance
  • eye on ball
  • quality of preparation touch
  • contact surface
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage

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