Two Goal Game Sweeper System

Set up

  • Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum)
  • Two end zones, 10 yards in from each goal-line
  • Two teams of four players
  • Two keepers
  • No offside
  • If the ball leaves play, you have a few re-start options:
  1. The coach passes a new ball onto the pitch
  2. The players take a roll in
  3. The players take a throw in
  4. The players make a pass in
  5. The players dribble in


  • Each team sends one of their players into their defensive zone to become the sweeper / covering defender.
  • The aim of the game is to dribble through the middle zone and into the opponent’s defensive zone. Now the player in possession has a 1v1 against the sweeper / covering defender.
  • Rotate the players so that each player spends time in the sweeper role.
  • The game is played for a set time period.


64 small-sided games key

Two goal game sweeper system - part 1

The team in possession must figure out a way to get the ball into the end zone.

Two goal game sweeper system - part 2

A white player is faced with a 1 v 1 against the sweeper.

Two goal game sweeper system - part 3

The sweeper makes the tackle.

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