Two In and Two Wide

Set up

  • Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum)
  • Two teams of four players, two players from each team starting on the pitch
  • Two keepers


  • The central players are involved in a 2v2 game but can use their wide players to their advantage when in possession of the ball.
  • The wide players might make a return pass or maybe cross for an attempt on goal.
  • The wide players can only use two touches on the ball.
  • The game is played for a set time period before the wide and central players switch positions.
  • This game can be progressed to a continuous game in which the central player that passes out to a wide player must go out and change positions with them. The wide player now dribbles onto the main pitch.


64 small-sided games key

Two in and two wide - part 1

Start with 2v2. The team in possession can look to use their wide players to their advantage.

Two in and two wide - part 2

Here, the wide white player is used to cross for a scoring opportunity.

Two in and two wide - part 3

Turn it into a continuous 2v2 by getting the players on and off the pitch to swap roles.

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