Two Goal Game Target Man

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 selects one player to be the “target man”. This player stands in the attacking end zone.
  • The aim of the game is to make a pass into the target man and then receive a lay off pass in order to shoot at goal.
  • After a shot is made the shooting player swaps position with the target man.
  • The game is played for a set time period.


64 small-sided games key

Two goal game target man - part 1

One player from each team must stay in the end zone.

Two goal game target man - part 2

The team in possession must find make a pass to the player in the end zone.

Two goal game target man - part 3

The attacking team must then run into the end zone to receive a return pass.

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