2v2 SSG for Defensive Organization

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on defensive organization in a 2 v 2 situation

Frequently we train by starting with the players in traditional positions and then see how they react. In this activity we have a 2 v 2 going to goal but the 2 attacking players start one in front of the other.

Start with a keeper in goal and 2 defending players. The first attacker starts 35 yards out with a ball and then second attacker is 10 yards further back.


The player with the ball starts with a dribble and then it’s a live attack on goal. The defenders want to concentrate on maintaining proper pressure and coverage as the first and second defenders. The attackers try to make this more difficult with runs off the ball


You also can vary where the defenders start from so they have to adjust on the fly


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The key to this activity is to create “non normal” starting positions for both the attackers and the defenders so they must react the way they might in a game situation

Have a great day!

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

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