2v2 Tournament For Conditioning

By Jebreel Bubtana

This is a great way to get your players working hard and improve their endurance in a fun environment that gets them competing against each other.

Set up the field as shown below with an area of 12 yards x 10 yards and two mini goals 1 yard wide each. You can set up multiple mini fields depending on how many players you have (figure 1).

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Split the group into pairs, with each pair being a team. The aim is to let your team play and have fun. At the same time they will be competing against each other and so be working very hard, as well as getting many touches on the ball.
The games are 5 minutes in length and teams are awarded 3 points for a win, 2 points for a tie and 1 point for a loss. Every 5 minutes you rotate the teams so that everyone plays against each other.

You can award points for every goal scored in order to encourage attacking play.

Jebreel Bubtana
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3 responses to “2v2 Tournament For Conditioning”

  1. Mark says:

    5 mins is far too long for 2v2……45 secs max

  2. Mark Rose says:

    I do this for my adults team
    Do 2 mins with a cone as a goal and progression is add players yo a already larger pitch

  3. Juan Carlos Lara Lima says:

    All this Drills are good for our Players, We can do it as the Drill says, but We as Coaches know the Skills,abilities & more of our Players, We┬┤re in charge to provide the Variations. Best Regards from Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico.

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