Soccer drills for attack / offense

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2-v-3-with-a-chameleon

Field setup:

2 big goals

Gameplay:

2 players purple play against 3 players white. White plays with a chameleon. This means that when an attack is set up by the purple team, the chameleon plays with to the purple team. When an attack is set up by the white team, the chameleon belongs to the white team.

Rules/tips:

  • If a goal is scored, the ball must be given to the other team.
  • You may not score from your own half.
  • If the ball has crossed the line, it must be thrown in.

defenders-versus-attacker

Field setup:

1 large goal and 2 small pylon goals along each line and 1 ball.

Course of play:

4 players purple play a game against 4 players white.

Laws/tips:

  • If a goal is scored, the ball must be given to the other team.
  • You may not score from your own half.
  • If the ball is over the line it must be thrown in.
  • The attackers must score on the big goal and the defenders on the 2 small pylon goals.
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3-v-3-game

Field setup:

2 goals along each line and 1 ball.

Course of play:

3 players in blue play a game against 3 players in purple.

Game rules/tips:

  • If a goals is scored, the ball must be given to the other team.
  • You may not score from your own half.
  • If the ball is over the line it must be thrown in.
  • It is important to make triangles on the field to be able to pass the ball well to each other without the opponent being able to get in between.

taking-back-possession

Field setup:

Put out a field with 4 pylons at 20 by 20 meters.

Course of play:

Every 2 players get one ball. The purple player must try to shield the ball in front of the blue player. The blue player must try to get the ball without making a foul.

Rules of the game:

  • If a player takes the ball, then this player may shield the ball and the other player must take the ball back.
  • On the whistle signal of the trainer you have to switch players.
  • You may not switch to another player that you have already played against once.
  • When shielding the ball, use your body well.
  • Put pylons as on picture
  • Player 1 passes to player 2
  • Player 2 passes back to player 1
  • Player 1 plays long pass on player 3
  • Player 2 sprints to the 16 meter line in front of the goal
  • Player 3 gives hard pass over the ground for the 16 meters
  • Player 2 completes directly



  • Duration:
  • +- 20 min.
  • Distances:  
    • Width of field.
    • Length: 10 meters from center line 2 small goals.
  • Execution: 
    • Goalkeeper kicks the ball from the 5 meters to player A or B.
    • From there on red tries to score.
    • When blue gets to the ball they can score on the big goal.
    • The game is over when a goal is scored or the ball is outside the lines. 
    • The ball starts again at the goalkeeper.
  • Coaching moment: 
  • Player A and B need to clearly break away from opponent and shield the ball.
  • Defending back immediately joins in attack when midfielders get the ball. 
  • Other back come in as CB immediately.
  • PUT PLAYERS WHERE THEY ARE IN THE FIELD.
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  • Duration:
    • +- 20 min
  • Distance:
    • 10 meters wide
    • 15 meters long
  • Execution: 
    • Blue defenders play the ball to the attackers.
    • Blue defends the goal.
    • Press opponent. 
    • One player puts pressure.
    • Another goes behind it diagonally for back cover. 
    • Play is over when ball is out or a goal is scored, switch teams.
  • Coaching moment: 
    • Defenders keep calm keep switching well with back cover. 
    • Attackers high ball tempo field wide keep playing defense.
    • Through ball between them.
  • duration: 
    • 20 min
  • Distance: 
    • Red to blue pylon 10 meters. 
    • Between blue and blue 5 meters.
    • Width 15 meters. (depending on number of players)
  • Execution: 
    • 3 men play the ball around and try to get the ball to the other box. 
    • The blue players stand with 2 men in one box.
    • 1 in the blue square to cut the pass line. 
    • If the ball is in the other box, the man in the blue box moves on.
    • Then another player of blue takes over this position.
    • Play ball to other box= 1 point.
    • Between 2 players = 2 points. 
    • Blue takes the ball away = 1 point.
    • Switch after +- 3 min 
  • Coaching moment:  
    • Red 
      • Keep game wide 
      • Fast paced 
      • Open well 
      • Keep up the pace 
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  • Duration: 
    • +-20 min
  • Distance: 
    • 16 meters area
  • Execution: 
    • Defenders start next to the goal. 
    • They play to the middle attacker.
    • Then run into the 16 meters for defense. 
    • First keep a fixed group of attackers and defenders.
    • Change after a few minutes
  • Coaching moment: 
    • Attackers 
      • Remain playable in 3 angles
      • Right time through-ball
    • Defenders 
      • Compact together
      • Provide back coverage
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