Defending Technical & Skill 2v2

Higham Town F.C. Coaching Resources

Session Details

  • Players
  • 4 or more
  • Duration
  • 10 – 15 minutes
  • Area Size
  • 25m / 25m


2 v 2 in the area with the defending team having a goalkeeper and the attacking team having 4 players to pass to on the outside.  The attackers have to score whilst the defenders have to try and stop them.  Attackers have 5 goes to try and score before defenders and attackers swap over.


  • Can start with only pressure and blocking (no tackling)
  • Can start with 1v1 in the middle
  • Outside players can shoot
  • Defending team have to play to an outside player to score a point.

Key Points

  • Jockeying technique
  • Slow the attackers down
  • Think about hwere to show the attacker (towards/away from goal/other players)
  • When to win the ball (after big touch, mistake etc)
  • Communication
  • Put high pressure on the attacker to stop them from turning and shooting
  • In the penalty area / 6 year box the goakeeper has to act as a third defender and be ready to come out to claim the ball.

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