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2+2 against 2

2+2 against 2

  • 4 markers
  • 4 vests (2 red and 2 green in the picture)
  • Sufficient balls for continuity
  • Playing area: 25x25 meters
  • Players: 6
  • Duration: 18 minutes
  • Series: 3 series of 3 repetitions with a 1 minute and 30 seconds pause with a 1 minute and 50 seconds pause of passive recovery
Summary Secondary Objectives
Exercise for lactacid physical preparation and for improving various technical and tactical skills
Oriented control, Losing your marker, Pass, Intercepting, Zone defensive, 4 versus 2, Ball possession

Make a 25x25 meters playing area using the markers. Divide players into three pairs using the vests. In the picture players from the red pair and those from the white pair go each to one of the sides of the square. Inside the pitch there are two players from the green pair.

  • To the coach's signal red and white players play together with the objective of keeping the ball without having the green pair intercept the ball. Red and white players place themselves only on their side inside the square
  • The green pair aims to intercept the ball. When they recover the ball, they pass it as fast as possible to one of the outer players to retake the exercise.


  • Players that have the ball can touch the ball a maximum of 2 times
  • The pair from inside defends during 1 1/2 minutes. After each series change the pair inside the square 
  • Each time the pair from the center recovers the ball they score 1 point
  • If the players that have the ball get the execute a pass through the players that are in the middle they score 1 point (Example in the picture)
  1. The four attacking players play each of them on one side of the square and they cannot be attacked by defenders
Coaching Points
  • Keep a high pace to motivate the pair from inside
  • Create possession triangles, they are useful to avoid opponents
  • Work on the distances between players
  • Work on orientation of the body during the reception, it should always be facing the widest part of the pitch

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