4v2 Angle of Support

This 4v2 soccer game will help perfect early support, movement without the ball, and good angle and distance of support.

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4v2, soccer, early, support, supporting players


Create two 18X18 grids with one common side. Split into 2 groups of 4 players (4 red and 4 yellow). Place 4 red and 2 yellow players in one grid and the remaining 2 yellow players in the other grid. The 2 yellow players in the red grid will start as defenders.


Play a 4v2 in the first grid, focus on early support, good angles, good distance, and giving the player with the ball at least 2 passing options at all times.

The defender's objective is to gain possession and pass to a teammate in the other grid. If this happens, that 2 defenders join their team in the new grid. The person who caused the turnover along with one other teammate joins the new grid as defenders. Play 4v2 and repeat this pattern.

This game should be very dynamic and players should be moving at all times. Even the players waiting in the opposite grid should be moving to put themselves in a good supporting role.

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  • limit the number of touches

Coaching Points

  • Early support - start supporting before the ball is received.
  • Good angle - support in undefended space where the pass cannot be intercepted by the defender.
  • Move without the ball
  • Support both sides of the attacker with the ball.
  • Focus on a good first touch in space towards a supporting player.
  • Use deception when playing.

Drill Target Ages

  • 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 and Older

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Soccer Drill Titled: 4v2 Angle of Support
Tagged: 4v2, soccer, early, support, supporting players
Published by: Chris Johnson
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