Continuous 2v1 small sided game

This is a favourite small-sided 2v1 game with my young soccer players.
Game set up

  • Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum).
  • Two teams of four players.
  • Two goals.
  • Two keepers – not part of the teams.

How to play it

  • Each team defends one goal.
  • One player from each team starts on the pitch.
  • The A team start first and one player must dribble onto the pitch to make a 2v1 situation.
  • Immediately after this ball is played, one of the A players leaves the pitch.
  • Now one of the B players dribbles onto the pitch to make a 2v1 situation.
  • The game works continuously for a set time period.

The use of small-sided games is one of the best ways to coach junior soccer (football) teams. To get your copy of Michael Beale’s 64 Small-Sided Soccer Games and see a fully illustrated guide of this game and many more click here.

Click here to get players exploiting a 2v1 situation.


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