Good passing and movement will generate instances of 4 v 2 overload. Take these chances when they arise and you’ll win the game. This soccer training drill shows your players how to maximize the opportunity, improve their skills and have fun, too.
- This soccer drill puts your players into a realistic game situation.
- The pressure comes from the rule that if they don’t score then they have to sit back and watch their opponents come into the game and take the advantage.
- Emphasize the importance of maintaining possession and study what you players do when they lose possession.
How to set up the drill
Using a 40 x 30 yard area, you need to split it down the middle, as in the diagram.
- Arrange your players into three teams of four for the drill.
- Two teams of four start, one in each half.
- The other team defend in pairs in each half.
- One team of four starts with possession.
- Their aim is to make three successful passes in a 4v2 situation, then transfer the ball to the team of four in the other half.
- The other pair of defenders then enter that half and the drill is repeated.
You can advance your players' skills by adding a goal and a goalkeeper to this soccer drill.
One team defends in pairs against the teams of four who take it in turns to attack the goal creating a 4v2.
If they score they continue to attack until they miss, starting each time from the end line.