2v2 Transition Diagram

2v2 Transition Game

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  1. Players play a 2v2 transition game.
  2. When a goal is scored the defenders are out and two new players join, attacking the team that has just scored.

Coaching Points: 2v2 Transition


  1. Dispersal. Open up the field long and wide.
  2. Angles of support (provide an option left, right, central, short or long).
  3. Off-ball movement.
  4. Combination play (1-2s, overlapping runs).
  5. Communication (eye contact, vocals, gestures).
  6. Penetration, let’s get to goal.


  1. Cut the field in half with your body shape and position.
  2. Influence the attacking team to play towards your support defender.
  3. Delay, Support, Balance.
  4. Patience, staying relaxed.
  5. Timing the tackle.
  6. Protect the middle at all costs.

Check out this exercise for proper Passing and Receiving Technique.

Relevant Age Groups:

  • U9, U-9, Under 9, 9 and Under
  • U10, U-10, Under 10, 10 and Under
  • U11, U-11, Under 11, 11 and Under
  • U12, U-12, Under 12, 12 and Under
  • U13, U-13, Under 13, 13 and Under
  • U14, U-14, Under 14, 14 and Under
  • U15, U-15, Under 15, 15 and Under
  • U16, U-16, Under 16, 16 and Under
  • U17, U18, U21 and Older

Coaching Equipment:

  • 60 Cones
  • Coordination Tools – Hoops, Hurdles, Ladders
  • Tactical Board
  • Poles (Optional), Training Mannequins (Optional)
  • A Ball per Player
  • 3 Colours of bibs
  • A Watch
  • A Pump
  • Air Pressure Gauge
  • A Whistle (windy day).

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