Long passes can be a key way to open up an opposition defence or to find space on the pitch by switching play. A great way to help young players to spot longer passing options and to see beyond the first players in their line of vision. MORE
Shoot and Defend 2v1
“Two attackers combine to create a shooting opportunity for the third man. Can the third man react quickly and switch from attack to defence to stop the two attackers scoring 2v1?”
Area: 30 x 30 yards
Equipment: 3 Cones, 1 Goal
No. of Players: 9 Outfield, 1 Goalkeeper
- The starting player passes into the two attackers and makes a 3rd man run.
- The two attackers combine and then play a through pass to the starting player to shoot at goal.
- Immediately, the coach passes a ball to the two attackers who try to score in a 2v1 against the starting player. The starting player must react and try to stop the attackers scoring.
- The players join the back of the position queues and wait for their next turn. • The teams swap positions after a set period of time.
The starting player passes in and makes an overlapping run to score.
After shooting the starting player immediately becomes a defender.
And the two attackers try to score 2v1.