Soccer training – Tackling - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

This attack is really unfair, as you can tell from the animation. It involves three attackers with two balls against one goalkeeper. But be careful! It looks easier than it is; the attackers can quickly get confused and lose the balls. Both the attackers and the defender need to have a good sense of orientation. Teaching players to keep their bearings is one of the main coordination goals, which is why we have included it in this drill.

In this drill, we combine one-on-one training with coordinating movements and I hope that the “wave” will be recognizable.


The sequence is self-explanatory. Three attackers with two balls, one defender and one goalkeeper, and: good luck!


- 4 against 2
- 5 against 3
- 5 against 3 with 3 balls

Soccer coach tips

- Keep changing the defender
- Be sure to praise attackers for good ideas

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 3 + defender + goalkeeper
Maximum group size: 11 + defender + goalkeeper
Materials required: Enough balls, two cone markers, one goal
Field size: According to group’s ability. Not too close to the goal.

This attack is really unfair