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Soccer drill procedure

We describe the procedure for 4 against 2, as shown in the animation.


The playing field is divided into two equal zones. In one zone, 4 attackers play against 2 defenders. Two players of the defending team are located in the other field zone. When the attackers lose the ball, the defenders play the ball immediately into the other field and then also run into the zone. Two of the former attackers also run into the other zone and become defenders. The game continues as shown in the animation.


- 3 against 1, 4 against 2, 5 against 3

Soccer coach tips

- Fast changeover from defense to offense!
- Precise passes!
- Serve!
- A competitive aspect can be introduced
- Aggressive defense

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 4
Maximum group size: 8
Materials required: One ball per group, six cone markers
Field size: Depends on performance level and number of players

4 against 2