Soccer 3v2 Attacking # 2 Training Drill

3v2 Attacking # 2

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams (3v2)
  • grid (25yds x 35yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • attacking team (3 players) tries to score on the goalkeeper
  • defending team (2 players) scores by dribbling across end line
  • attackers must dribble across halfway line before they can score
  • if ball goes out of bounce, attacking team always starts with the ball from own end line (defenders
  • start in defending half)
  • switch roles after 5-10 minutes


  • play 4v3, 5v4, 3v3, 4v4 etc.
  • one defender in each half (2v1 in defending zone, 1v1 in zone in front of goal)
  • minimum of 2-4 touches for attackers
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • supporting angle and distance to ball
  • set up defender
  • attack open space
  • change of speed & direction
  • quick transitions
  • cover space
  • quick finish

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