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1 v 1 + 1 / 2 v 2 + 2

By Sean Reed –


This session focuses on looking to play forward and support the play in order to combine to finish on goal.

Session 1

Diagram 1

Set Up

  • Working with two groups of 1v1+1
  • 1v1 in the middle
  • 1 player up at each end working either side of the goal
  • 2 small goals on each pitch
  • 30-40yds (l) x 20-25yds (w)
  • Both players in the middle attacking and defending. To score the player in possession must play and combine with the end player (own team) and finish in the goal
  • The player at the end can play be on 1 or 2 touch (the coach can manage this constraint)
  • 1 or 2 touch to finish (the coach can manage this constraint)
  • Players work for approx 60-90secs
  • Rotate players round and between pitches

Coaching Points

  • Creating opportunity to play forward
  • Movement of the target player to receive the pass
  • Change of pace to receive ball back
  • Weight of pass
  • End product in front of goal
  • Defending players stay on their feet prevent forward pass
  • Track and match forward runs

Session 2

Diagram 2

Set Up

  • Combine the two games together to create a 2v2 + 2
  • Attacking players have 2 options with 2 goals to score in
  • Players must score with a combination (any player)
  • Next progression – The goal must be scored from the combination with the 2nd player and not the player who plays the initial forward pass into the target player
  • 1 or 2 touch finish (the coach can manage the constraint)

Coaching Point

  • As within the previous session
  • Timing and type of movement to support the target player
  • Movement off the ball to create passing opportunities
  • Defending players – pressure on the ball / support of 2nd defender to mark, cover and prevent forward pass
  • Tracking players (accountability)

Session 3

Diagram 3

Set Up

  • As with the previous session.
  • The goals are now opposite on the angel. See diagram 3

Coaching Points

  • As within previous sessions
  • Awareness of where and when to change direction of play
  • Matching up and competing with individual battles
  • 1st player to the ball

By Sean Reed
Former First Team Coach of Championship side Fulham FC. Sean is a UEFA A Coach with a Masters in Sport Coaching. He has over 15 years of experience working in professional football from Academy through to First team in the Premiership and Championship.

Web – www.seanjreed.com
Twitter – @SeanJReed