This drill is similar to attackers v defence however it is played in a more confined space. Unlike attack v defence there is a lot more defending involved. As a result you may have two sets of players so that players do not get too tired out.
The basic drill
1) Set up as the picture shows with two cones in each corner of the 18 yard box
2) The attackers (in black) main role is to try and score and the defenders (in yellow) are there to defend but they can try and counter by passing the ball through the two red cones
What is it helping?
This is similar to the attack v defence drill in that it benefits the keeper overall but the main aim is to give the keeper the chance to play with his defence in front of him to improve his communication.
Make the drill harder
– Reduce the number of defenders v the number of attackers so that the attackers have a man advantage
– Introduce a points system for the attackers so that they are more incentivised to score which means they are more likely to get more shots off to test the keeper