Soccer 2v2 Tournament Training Drill

2v2 Tournament

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 4+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 8 teams of two
  • each grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • 2v2 tournament in each grid
  • game time (2-3 min.)
  • teams score by dribbling across opponents goal line with control
  • winner is promoted to next higher division
  • loser is relegated to next lower division


  • play 1v1, 3v3
  • teams score stopping the ball dead on opponents goal line
  • touch restriction in first two divisions
  • no forward passes allowed

Coaching Points:


  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • change of direction and speed
  • deception
  • setting up defender
  • protecting the ball


  • angle and distance of cover
  • intercept passes
  • track recovery runs
  • change role of pressure and cover
  • visual and verbal communication

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